(genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species

a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey

Syn: ↑hybrid, ↑cross
Derivationally related forms: ↑cross (for: ↑cross), ↑hybrid (for: ↑hybrid), ↑hybridize (for: ↑hybrid)
Topics: ↑genetics, ↑genetic science
Hypernyms: ↑organism, ↑being
Hyponyms: ↑dihybrid, ↑monohybrid
breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties

cross a horse and a donkey


Mendel tried crossbreeding


these species do not interbreed

Syn: ↑cross, ↑hybridize, ↑hybridise, ↑interbreed
Derivationally related forms:
Hypernyms: ↑breed
Hyponyms: ↑backcross
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something

Useful english dictionary. 2012.