outcross: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (v.out"krôs', -kros'n.out'krôs", -kros"), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to cross (animals or plants) by breeding individuals of different strains but, usually, of the same breed.
  2. to produce (a hybrid) by this method.
  1. a hybrid animal or plant so produced.
  2. an act of outcrossing.
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