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(biology) Breeding between members of a relatively small population, especially one in which most members are related.
Present participle of inbreed.
She had finally separated Ed from his daughters before inbreeding began.
Bacon-pigs fed on Indian corn degenerate into lardhogs, run down in size and become too small in the bone and less prolific by inbreeding.
Very few analytic models require that these links be defined as biological links, as is required to legitimately calculate inbreeding coefficients.
Some fishes exhibit a marked disinclination to breed, which may be due to hormone treatments and inbreeding.
At the risk of some inbreeding, concubinage ensured that a crown prince was almost always available to succeed a deceased emperor.
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