outcrossing

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noun out·cross·ing \ˈau̇t-ˌkrȯ-siŋ\

Definition of outcrossing

  1. :  the interbreeding of individuals or stocks that are relatively unrelated (as to improve expression of a desired genetic trait) :  outbreeding

First Known Use of outcrossing

1890


Medical Dictionary

outcrossing

noun out·cross·ing

Medical Definition of outcrossing

  1. :  a mating of individuals of different strains but usually of the same breed


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