Definition of Inbred

1. Adjective. Produced by inbreeding.

Similar to: Interbred
Antonyms: Outbred

2. Adjective. Normally existing at birth. "Mankind's connatural sense of the good"
Exact synonyms: Connatural, Inborn
Similar to: Native

Definition of Inbred

1. a. Bred within; innate; as, inbred worth.

Definition of Inbred

1. Adjective. bred within; innate; as, inbred worth. ¹

2. Adjective. (often pejorative) having an ancestry characterized by inbreeding ¹

3. Adjective. (genetics) describing a strain produced through successive generations of inbreeding resulting in a population of genetically identical individuals which are homozygous at all genetic loci. ¹

4. Verb. (past of inbreed) ¹

5. Noun. An inbred individual ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inbred

1. a product of inbreeding [n -S]

Medical Definition of Inbred

1. Denoting populations (groups, genetic lines, etc.) descended over several generations almost exclusively from a small set of ancestors, and hence having a high rate of consanguinity, often occult. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inbred

inborn reflex
inbornness
inbound
inbounded
inbounding
inbounds
inbox
inboxes
inbreak
inbreaking
inbreaks
inbreathe
inbreathed
inbreathes
inbreathing
inbred (current term)
inbred strain
inbreds
inbreed
inbreeder
inbreeders
inbreeding
inbreedings
inbreeds
inbring
inbrings
inbroken
inbrought
inbuild
inbuilding

Literary usage of Inbred

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1. Microbial and Phenotypic Definition of Rats and Mice: Proceedings of the by National Research Council Staff, ebrary, Inc, National Research Council, International Committee, Commission on Life Sciences, National Academy of Sciences (1999)
"Hybrid mice are made by crossing mice of two inbred strains together. The resulting Fl hybrids are genetically identical because at each gene they all carry ..."

2. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1916)
"For these laboratory rats, which have been inbred as closely as possible for ... Growth in body weight is practically the same in inbred and in stock albino ..."

3. Crabb's English Synonyms by George Crabb (1917)
"inbred denotes that which is derived principally from habit or by a gradual ... Inherent is the most general in its sense; for what is inbred and inborn is ..."

4. The Works of John Owen by John Owen (1826)
"No inbred notions of any free atts. of God's will, forgiveness not revealed by the worhs of nature, nor the law. FIRST, The things that are spoken, ..."

5. English Synonymes: Explained in Alphabetical Order, with Copious Illus. and by George Crabb (1897)
"Inherent is the most general iu its sense; for what is inbred and inborn is ... Inanimate objects have inherent properties; but the inbred and inborn exist ..."

6. Harvard Psychological Studies by Harvard Psychological Laboratory (1922)
"PROBLEMS The chief problem was to discover, if any, the temperamental differences between outbred and inbred strains of the albino rat. ..."

7. The Growth of British Policy: An Historical Essay by John Robert Seeley (1895)
"... Charles and James were but different aspects of the same family feeling, which was inbred in the sons of Henrietta Maria and the grandsons of Henry IV. ..."

8. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"That which is inbred is bred or nurtured in us from our birth ; that which is inborn is simply born in us : a property may be inborn, but not inbred; ..."

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