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outcross

[verb out-kraws, -kros; noun out-kraws, -kros]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to cross (animals or plants) by breeding individuals of different strains but, usually, of the same breed.
  2. to produce (a hybrid) by this method.
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noun
  1. a hybrid animal or plant so produced.
  2. an act of outcrossing.
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Origin of outcross

First recorded in 1885–90; out- + cross
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British Dictionary definitions for outcross

outcross

verb (ˌaʊtˈkrɒs)
  1. to breed (animals or plants of the same breed but different strains)
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noun (ˈaʊtˌkrɒs)
  1. an animal or plant produced as a result of outcrossing
  2. an act of outcrossing
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