Definition of Inbreeding

1. Noun. The act of mating closely related individuals.




Definition of Inbreeding

1. Noun. (biology) breeding between members of a relatively small population, especially one in which most members are related ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of inbreed) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inbreeding

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Inbreeding

1. The mating of two closely related persons. Also called consanguinity. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inbreeding

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inboxes
inbreak
inbreaking
inbreaks
inbreathe
inbreathed
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inbreathing
inbred
inbred strain
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inbreeders
inbreeding (current term)
inbreedings
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inbuild
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inburn
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Literary usage of Inbreeding

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1. Genetics and Eugenics: A Text-book for Students of Biology and a Reference by William Ernest Castle (1916)
"There was probably no thought that*inbreeding itself was beneficial but only a desire to conserve the superior excellence believed to reside in certain ..."

2. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1916)
"inbreeding in Europe "In general," Mr. Wriedt said, "They learn this: that in every breed the valuable strains or families are found to contain the names of ..."

3. Heredity in Relation to Evolution and Animal Breeding by William Ernest Castle (1911)
"CHAPTER IX THE EFFECTS OF inbreeding WHAT is the probable source of the evil effects which have been frequently observed to follow inbreeding? ..."

4. Principles of Breeding: A Treatise on Thremmatology Or the Principles and by Eugene Davenport, Henry Lewis Rietz (1907)
"SECTION V —inbreeding Line breeding carried to its limits involves the breeding together of individuals closely related. When it involves the breeding ..."

5. Genetics; an Introduction to the Study of Heredity by Herbert Eugene Walter (1922)
"Thus it comes about that inbreeding, by combining negative features, ... inbreeding, on the contrary, tends to simplify the germplasm, that is, ..."

6. Breeding Farm Animals by Frederick Rupert Marshall (1911)
"inbreeding AND LINE BREEDING. In the minds of the majority of persons who consider matters relating to breeding, the idea is firmly fixed that the practice ..."

7. Farmer's Cyclopedia of Live Stock by Earley Vernon Wilcox, Clarence Beaman Smith (1908)
"Quite extensive data on inbreeding have been collected by Miles and his ... inbreeding—In the first place much difference of opinion prevails as to the ..."

8. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"Thomas Bates, the great breeder of Shorthorns, also practiced inbreeding freely. The procreative powers of both these breeds finally became greatly impaired ..."

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