Definition of Intercross

1. v. t. & i. To cross each other, as lines.



2. n. The process or result of cross fertilization between different kinds of animals, or different varieties of plants.

Definition of Intercross

1. Verb. To cross back over one another ¹

2. Verb. (biology genetics) To breed two strains having a common ancestry with one another ¹

3. Noun. (biology genetics) The act or product of intercrossing ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Intercross

1. [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Intercross

1. The process or result of cross fertilization between different kinds of animals, or different varieties of plants. "We have reason to believe that occasional intercrosses take place with all animals and plants." (Darwin) 1. To cross each other, as lines. 2. To fertilize by the impregnation of one species or variety by another; to impregnate by a different species or variety. Origin: Intercrossed; Intercrossing. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Intercross

intercostohumeral
intercostohumeral nerves
intercostohumeralis
intercountry
intercounty
intercouple
intercourse
intercourses
intercrater
intercricothyrotomy
intercristal
intercrop
intercropped
intercropping
intercrops
intercross (current term)
intercrossed
intercrosses
intercrossing
intercrural
intercrural fibres
intercrural ganglion
intercrural sex
intercrystalline
intercultural
interculturalism
interculturalize
interculturalized
interculturalizes
interculturalizing

Literary usage of Intercross

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1. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1909)
"But if, in fact, all hermaphrodites do occasionally intercross, the difference between them and unisexual species is, as far as function is concerned, ..."

2. Statistical Inference from Genetic Data on Pedigrees by Elizabeth A. Thompson (2000)
"We see that each intercross offspring contains more information than a backcross offspring, also as expected. However, note that there is not twice as much ..."

3. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"But if, in fact, all hermaphrodites do occasionally intercross, the difference between them and unisexual species is, as far as function is concerned, ..."

4. The Journal of Physiology by Physiological Society (Great Britain). (1880)
"The two sots of fibres intercross, which evidently implies that thoro are two sets of fibres, the direction of one set forming an angle with that of the ..."

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