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in-and-in

[ in-uhnd-in, -uhn- ]
/ ˈɪn əndˈɪn, -ən- /
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adverb

repeatedly within the same family, strain, etc.: to breed stock in-and-in.

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Origin of in-and-in

First recorded in 1620–30
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in-and-in

adjective

(of breeding) carried out repeatedly among closely related individuals of the same species to eliminate or intensify certain characteristics
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