Definition of intergrade in English:

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intergrade

Pronunciation: /ˈɪntəɡreɪd/

verb

[no object] Biology
Pass into another form by a series of intervening forms: they have several forms which intergrade with each other
More example sentences
  • A comprehensive review of the status of those taxa using modern analytic tools has yet to be done, but some taxa appear to intergrade morphologically.

noun

A form resulting from intergrading.

Derivatives

intergradation

noun
Example sentences
  • Data to support our first hypothesis will come from examining museum specimens collected from areas that are far from the edge of intergradation with any other subspecies.
  • That intergradation was inferred from only two intermediate specimens.
  • Species rank is also indicated by the lack of indications of clinal variation or intergradation, despite direct evidence of dispersal.

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