[ verb out-kraws, -kros; noun out-kraws, -kros ]
/ verb ˌaʊtˈkrɔs, -ˈkrɒs; noun ˈaʊtˌkrɔs, -ˌkrɒs /
verb (used with object)
to cross (animals or plants) by breeding individuals of different strains but, usually, of the same breed.
to produce (a hybrid) by this method.
a hybrid animal or plant so produced.
an act of outcrossing.
Words nearby outcross
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British Dictionary definitions for outcross
to breed (animals or plants of the same breed but different strains)
an animal or plant produced as a result of outcrossing
an act of outcrossing
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