[verb out-kraws, -kros; noun out-kraws, -kros]
- 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.
Origin of outcross
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Related Words for outcrosscombination, amalgam, bastard, cross, compound, half-breed, mongrel, miscegenation, half-caste, crossbreed, mule, half-blood, incross, 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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