Dictionary Results for crossbreeding

1. crossbreeding - noun

· (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids

Synonym(s): hybridization, hybridisation, crossing, cross, interbreeding, hybridizing

Hypernym(s): coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual_union

2. crossbreeding - noun

· reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)

Synonym(s): miscegenation, interbreeding

Hypernym(s): reproduction, procreation, breeding, facts_of_life

3. crossbreed - verb

· breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties; "cross a horse and a donkey"; "Mendel tried crossbreeding"; "these species do not interbreed"

Synonym(s): cross, hybridize, hybridise, interbreed

Hypernym(s): breed

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