crossbred crossbred

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) bred from parents of different varieties or species
  2. (n) (genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species
  3. (v) breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties

Usage(s):

  1. Geneticists have found some domesticated Mongolian riding ponies that carry genetic markers for Przewalski's horses, as if they had been crossbred.
  2. Researchers then crossbred two generations of the active and inactive mice, ending up with a study group of 310 genetically mixed offspring.
  3. Some weeks ago after a batch of crossbred worms from France had begun to spin, the cocoons appeared in three different colorswhite, golden yellow, near-beige.

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