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vb. (present participle of crossbreed English)

  1. n. (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids [syn: hybridization, hybridisation, crossing, cross, interbreeding, hybridizing]

  2. reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons) [syn: miscegenation, interbreeding]

Usage examples of "crossbreeding".

If centaurs accepted unrestricted crossbreeding, as the equines did, they would eventually be fragmented as a species, as the equines were.

Humans did tend to discourage crossbreeding, but were reasonably tolerant of what did occur.

Oh, of course," he said, mod­ifying his view, "the blood cells are different, humanoid race to humanoid race, and these are the one channel by which you can identify crossbreeding between planets.