Definition of inbreed in English:

inbreed

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈbriːd
 
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verb (past and past participle inbred)

[no object] (often as noun inbreeding)
  • Breed from closely related people or animals, especially over many generations: persistent inbreeding has produced an unusually high frequency of sufferers from this disease if they are allowed to inbreed even further this can eventually spoil the species [with object]: Herbie likes to inbreed his family of pigeons
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    • Furthermore, the best, and indeed the only way to fix a set of alleles within a breed is through inbreeding.
    • This was necessary to avoid the closer inbreeding when the breed became endangered.
    • With inbreeding among gametes, however, an entirely different picture emerges.

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