intercross

[ verb in-ter-kraws, -kros; noun in-ter-kraws, -kros ]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to cross one with another; place across each other.

  2. to cross (each other), as streets; intersect.

  1. to cross in interbreeding.

verb (used without object)
  1. to cross each other; intersect.

  2. to interbreed.

noun
  1. an instance of cross-fertilization.

Origin of intercross

1
First recorded in 1705–15; inter- + cross

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British Dictionary definitions for intercross

intercross

/ (ˌɪntəˈkrɒs) /


verb, noun
  1. another word for crossbreed

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