Outcross definition

outkrôs, -krŏs
To mate (an animal) to an unrelated individual of the same species or breed.
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To pollinate (a plant) with pollen from a different plant of the same species, often one that is unrelated or is of a different variety.
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To outcross a plant or animal.
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The process of outcrossing.
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Offspring produced by outcrossing.
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To subject to outcrossing.
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An individual produced by outcrossing.
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To mate an animal to an unrelated individual of the same species or breed.
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To pollinate a plant with pollen from a different plant of the same species, often one that is unrelated or is of a different variety.
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The process of outcrossing.
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Offspring produced by outcrossing.
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A plant or animal produced by outcrossing.
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To crossbreed different strains of a plant of animal.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
outcross
Plural:
outcrosses

Origin of outcross

  • From out- +"Ž cross.

    From Wiktionary