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intercross

[ verb in-ter-kraws, -kros; noun in-ter-kraws, -kros ]
/ verb ˌɪn tərˈkrɔs, -ˈkrɒs; noun ˈɪn tərˌkrɔs, -ˌkrɒs /
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verb (used with object)

to cross one with another; place across each other.
to cross (each other), as streets; intersect.
to cross in interbreeding.

verb (used without object)

to cross each other; intersect.
to interbreed.

noun

an instance of cross-fertilization.

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Origin of intercross

First recorded in 1705–15; inter- + cross
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British Dictionary definitions for intercross

intercross
/ (ˌɪntəˈkrɒs) /

verb, noun

another word for crossbreed
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