parental generation

n.

The generation of individuals of different genotypes that are mated, usually for scientific purposes, to produce hybrids.

Nearby words

  1. popularity,
  2. popularization,
  3. popularize,
  4. popularly,
  5. populate,
  6. population control,
  7. population explosion,
  8. population genetics,
  9. population inversion,
  10. population parameter


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