testcross

noun
test·​cross | \ ˈtes(t)-ˌkrȯs How to pronounce testcross (audio) \

Definition of testcross

: a genetic cross between a homozygous recessive individual and a corresponding suspected heterozygote to determine the genotype of the latter

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testcross transitive verb

First Known Use of testcross

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Testcross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/testcross. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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testcross

noun
test·​cross | \ ˈtes(t)-ˌkrȯs How to pronounce testcross (audio) \

Medical Definition of testcross

: a genetic cross between a homozygous recessive individual and a corresponding suspected heterozygote to determine the genotype of the latter

Other Words from testcross

testcross transitive verb

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