intercross

[ verb in-ter-kraws, -kros; noun in-ter-kraws, -kros ]
/ verb ˌɪn tərˈkrɔs, -ˈkrɒs; noun ˈɪn tərˌkrɔs, -ˌkrɒs /

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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Example sentences from the Web for intercross

  • The totem that is conceived as an animal ancestor may give way to other fanciful ancestral ideas or may intercross with them.

  • These strings cross and intercross about furniture and corners of course, and give opportunities for many tte--ttes.

    Bright Ideas for Entertaining|Mrs. Herbert B. Linscott

British Dictionary definitions for intercross

intercross
/ (ˌɪntəˈkrɒs) /

verb, noun

another word for crossbreed
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