inbred inbred  /ˈɪnb ˌrɛd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) produced by inbreeding
  2. (adj) normally existing at birth

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Far more, it is an inbred instinct, the product of Eden's membership in that unique class of Englishmen who are bred to rule.
  2. By this weekend, he will have helped plant 4,800 acres with his special inbred strains.
  3. Practically speaking, what the Mandarins have done is take over a chunk of territory that was previously controlled by an inbred group of self-styled gentlemen called the Episcopacy.

News

  • How does inbreeding avoidance evolve in plants?

    Inbreeding is generally deleterious, even in flowering plants. Since inbreeding raises the risk that bad copies of a gene will be expressed, inbred progeny suffer from reduced viability. A case study of Leavenworthia suggests that loss of complex traits may be reversed.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  1. "If there's any team in this city where there's an inbred hatred, it's a Dallas team," said Soul president Ron Jaworski. "I know deep down inside my belly, I look forward to this game because of the great rivalry we had with the Cowboys for...
    on Apr 25, 2008 By: Ron Jaworski Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The average yield of hybrid rice is at least 20 percent more than that of inbred rice, feeding 70 million more people annually," Yuan said.
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Yuan Longping Source: Xinhua

  3. "There is a sense of entitlement that almost seems to be inbred," Panetta said. "They are convinced Hillary is the one who should be assuming the mantle and it's tough to crack that."
    on Aug 17, 2008 By: Leon Panetta Source: Times Online

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