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Noun: interbreeding  ,in-tu(r)'bree-ding or 'in-tu(r),bree-ding
  1. (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
    - hybridization, hybridisation [Brit], crossbreeding, crossing, cross, hybridizing, hybridising [Brit]
  2. Reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)
    - miscegenation, crossbreeding
Verb: interbreed (interbred)  ,in-tu(r)'breed
  1. Breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties
    "these species do not interbreed";
    - crossbreed, cross, hybridize, hybridise [Brit]

Derived forms: interbreedings

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

Encyclopedia: Interbreeding