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[in-truh-gresh-uh n]
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noun Genetics.
  1. the introduction of genes from one species into the gene pool of another species, occurring when matings between the two produce fertile hybrids.
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Origin of introgression

1930–35 (earlier in literal sense of L); < Latin intrōgress(us), past participle of intrōgredī to go in, enter (intrō- intro- + -gred-, combining form of grad(ī) to proceed, walk + -tus past participle suffix, with -dt- > -ss-) + -ion
Also called in·tro·gres·sive hybridiza·tion [in-truh-gres-iv] /ˌɪn trəˈgrɛs ɪv/.
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Related Words for introgression

access, admission, entrance, admittance, ingress, adit, appearance, initiation, way, introgression

British Dictionary definitions for introgression


  1. the introduction of genes from the gene pool of one species into that of another during hybridization
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