Backcross definition

băkkrôs, -krŏs
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The act of making such a cross.
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To cross, or breed (a hybrid) with one of its parents or with a genetic equivalent to such a parent.
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An instance or result of such a breeding.
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To cross a hybrid with one of its parents or with an individual genetically identical to one of its parents.
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The act of making such a cross.
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An individual resulting from such a cross.
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To cross a hybrid with one of its parents or with an individual genetically identical to one of its parents. Backcrossing is used in research to isolate genetic characteristics found in one of the parents.
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The act of making such a cross.
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An individual resulting from such a cross.
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(genetics) To cross a hybrid with one of its parents.
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The act of such a crossing.
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An individual produced by such a crossing.
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(juggling) Alternative form of back cross.
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To cross (a hybrid) with one of its parents or with an individual genetically identical to one of its parents.
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An individual resulting from such a cross.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
backcross
Plural:
backcrosses