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disassortative mating

[ dis-uh-sawr-tuh-tiv ]
/ ˌdɪs əˈsɔr tə tɪv /
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noun Animal Behavior, Psychology.
the reproductive pairing of individuals that have traits more dissimilar than would likely be the case if mating were random (contrasted with assortative mating).
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