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English noun: interbreeding

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

Synonymscross, crossbreeding, crossing, hybridisation, hybridization, hybridizing

Broader (hypernym)conjugation, coupling, mating, pairing, sexual union, union

Narrower (hyponym)dihybrid cross, monohybrid cross, reciprocal, reciprocal cross, test-cross, testcross

Domain categorygenetic science, genetics

2. interbreeding (act) reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)

Synonymscrossbreeding, miscegenation

Broader (hypernym)breeding, facts of life, procreation, reproduction

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