Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: crossbreeding  'krós,bree-ding or ,krós'bree-ding
  1. (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
    - hybridization, hybridisation [Brit], crossing, cross, interbreeding, hybridizing, hybridising [Brit]
  2. Reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)
    - miscegenation, interbreeding
Verb: crossbreed (crossbred)  'krós,breed
  1. Breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties
    "Mendel tried crossbreeding";
    - cross, hybridize, hybridise [Brit], interbreed

Derived forms: crossbreedings

Type of: breed, breeding, conjugation, coupling, facts of life, mating, pairing, procreation, reproduction, sexual union, union

Encyclopedia: Crossbreeding