Definition of Interbreeding

1. Noun. (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids.




2. Noun. Reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons).
Exact synonyms: Crossbreeding, Miscegenation
Generic synonyms: Breeding, Facts Of Life, Procreation, Reproduction
Derivative terms: Interbreed, Miscegenate

Definition of Interbreeding

1. Verb. (present participle of interbreed) ¹

2. Noun. breeding within a narrow range of individuals ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Interbreeding

1. interbreed [v] - See also: interbreed

Lexicographical Neighbors of Interbreeding

interblending
interblends
interblock
interblocks
interbody
interborough
interbrachial
interbrain
interbrains
interbranch
interbranchial
interbred
interbreed
interbreeder
interbreeders
interbreeding (current term)
interbreeds
interbring
interbud
interbuilding
interburst
intercadence
intercadent
intercalant
intercalary meristem
intercalary neuron
intercalary staphyloma
intercalary year
intercalate

Literary usage of Interbreeding

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication by Charles Darwin (1899)
"The evil results from close interbreeding are difficult to detect, ... It should, however, be clearly understood that the advantage of close interbreeding, ..."

2. On the Origin of Species: By Means of Natural Selection, Or, the by Charles Darwin (1883)
"Distinction between the sterility of first crosses and of hybrids — Sterility various in degree, not universal, affected by close interbreeding, removed by ..."

3. Evolution without natural selection; or, The segregation of species without by Charles Dixon (1885)
"V.-interbreeding OR INTERCROSSING. IT remains now but to briefly glance at a subject ... Popularly speaking, by the term interbreeding some such act as the ..."

4. The Negro a Menace to American Civilization by Robert Wilson Shufeldt (1907)
"CHAPTER IV Biological Principles of interbreeding in Man and Other Animals. No WELL-INFORMED and intelligent person will doubt for a moment, I think, ..."

5. Darwinism: An Exposition of the Theory of Natural Selection, with Some of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1891)
"... and contradictions—Intercrossing not necessarily advantageous—Supposed evil results of close interbreeding—How the struggle for existence acts among ..."

6. The History of Human Marriage by Edward Westermarck (1901)
"crease of weight.1 This seems to indicate that the effects of close interbreeding are not always the same. There are certainly breeders who prefer ..."

7. Darwinism and Politics: With Two Additional Essays on Human Evolution by David George Ritchie (1901)
"... and contradictions—Intercrossing not necessarily advantageous—Supposed evil results of close interbreeding—How the struggle for existence acts among ..."

8. Charles Darwin's Works by Charles Darwin (1896)
"The evil results from close interbreeding are difficult to detect, ... It should, however, be clearly understood that the advantage of close interbreeding, ..."

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