Translation of interbreed in Spanish:

interbreed

(past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado -bred /-ˈbred/)
Pronunciation: /ˌɪntərˈbriːd; ˌɪntəˈbriːd/

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  • 1.1 (between groups, individuals) cruzarse*
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    • As a result, the fly provides the first evidence that two different animal species can interbreed and evolve into a new, distinct animal if their hybrid moves to a new habitat, the study suggests.
    • With closely related animals that can interbreed, it's not unusual for the dominant species to absorb the other, Trinkaus says.
    • These wild oxen appear to have made no detectable contribution to the domestic gene pool; they did not interbreed with their domestic contemporaries.
    1.2 (within group) reproducirse* entre sí (dentro de un grupo cerrado)
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    • The Government agreed to wipe out the UK's ruddy duck population after it was found the north American duck was challenging the survival of the globally-threatened white-headed duck through interbreeding.
    • New scientific information from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suggests the spotted owl is not entirely dependent on old-growth forest for habitat and faces a significant threat from interbreeding with the barred owl.
    • Wild Atlantic salmon stocks will be wiped out within decades because of interbreeding with escaped farmed stocks, leading scientists have warned.

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