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addaword.gifdefinition of outbreeding

noun
(also outcrossing)
the practice of introducing unrelated genetic material into a breeding line
Inbreeding, the mating of close kin, and outbreeding, the mating of distant relatives or unrelated organisms, have long been important subjects to evolutionary biologists.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 08/05/2012 10:20:00
Definition of outbreeding from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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