polycross

noun
poly·​cross | \ ˈpälē, -lə̇+ˌ-\

Definition of polycross

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a cross in which the female parent is known but the male may belong to any of several available strains and which is used in the production of new lines of some economic plants (as alfalfa)

polycross

adjective
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Definition of polycross (Entry 2 of 2)

: produced by a polycross polycross seed : producing polycrosses polycross nursery

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poly- + cross

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