outcross

[verb out-kraws, -kros; noun out-kraws, -kros]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to cross (animals or plants) by breeding individuals of different strains but, usually, of the same breed.
  2. to produce (a hybrid) by this method.
noun
  1. a hybrid animal or plant so produced.
  2. an act of outcrossing.

Origin of outcross

First recorded in 1885–90; out- + cross
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British Dictionary definitions for outcross

outcross

verb (ˌaʊtˈkrɒs)
  1. to breed (animals or plants of the same breed but different strains)
noun (ˈaʊtˌkrɒs)
  1. an animal or plant produced as a result of outcrossing
  2. an act of outcrossing
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