transitive verb (outbred; -breeding) Date: circa 1909 1. to subject to outbreeding 2. to breed faster than

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  • outbreed — /owt breed /, v.t., outbred, outbreeding. to breed selected individuals outside the limits of the breed or variety. [OUT + BREED] * * * …   Universalium

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  • outbreed — verb (past and past participle outbred) [usu. as noun outbreeding] breed from parents not closely related …   English new terms dictionary

  • outbreed — out•breed [[t]ˌaʊtˈbrid[/t]] v. t. bred, breed•ing ahb. bot to breed selected individuals outside the limits of the breed or variety • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • outbreed — /aʊtˈbrid/ (say owt breed) verb (t) (outbred, outbreeding) to breed outside the limits of the family, within a breed or variety. –outbreeding, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Inbreeding — is breeding between close relatives, whether plant or animal. If practiced repeatedly, it leads to an increase in homozygosity of a population. A higher frequency of recessive, deleterious traits in homozygous form in a population can, over time …   Wikipedia

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