Definition of outcross in English:


Syllabification: out·cross


Pronunciation: /ˌoutˈkrôs, -ˈkräs
[with object]
  • Breed (an animal or plant) with one not closely related.
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    • No affected kittens were born from outcrossing parents of an affected animal with normal unrelated cats.
    • However, in all other cases, inbred lines have to be produced before outcrossing them.
    • This strain was then outcrossed six times to wild-type worms.


Pronunciation: /ˈoutˌkrôs, -ˈkräs
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  • An animal or plant produced as the result of outcrossing.
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    • The outcrosses in each plot were removed and then plants were thinned to approximately 6.5 plants/m.
    • To ensure that observed chromosome pairing was generally indicative of the species and that there was no difference between selfing and outcrossing, 11 self-crosses and 2 outcrosses were observed.
    • While the warmbloods of France, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Hungary and other European countries have produced a number of good individuals, their pedigrees are riddled with recent Thoroughbred, Arabian and other outcrosses.

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