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breeder Line breaks: breed¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈbriːdə/

Definition of breeder in English:


1A person who breeds animals or plants: a dog breeder
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  • Then they can make the genetic material available to nurseries and plant breeders.
  • While genetic diversity may not be the first concern for most farmers, it is for plant breeders and scientists.
  • Plant breeders changed the crop into one grown primarily for the oil and protein in its seed.
1.1An animal that breeds at a particular time or in a particular way: emperor penguins are winter breeders
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  • In animals which are seasonal breeders prolactin shows a seasonal rhythm.
  • Most reports indicated that treatment could increase the pregnancy rates of repeat breeders compared with controls.
  • Rhesus monkeys are seasonal breeders.
1.2 informal, derogatory (Among homosexuals) a heterosexual person.

Words that rhyme with breeder

Aïda, bleeder, Breda, cedar, conceder, corrida, Derrida, Elfreda, e-reader, Etheldreda, feeder, follow-my-leader, interceder, interpleader, kneader, leader, Leda, Lieder, misleader, pleader, reader, seceder, seeder, speeder, stampeder, succeeder, weeder
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