- noun(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• Derivationally related forms: ↑cross (for: ↑cross), ↑hybrid (for: ↑hybrid), ↑hybridize (for: ↑hybrid)verbbreed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties-
cross a horse and a donkey-
Mendel tried crossbreeding-
these species do not interbreed• Derivationally related forms:↑interbreeding (for: ↑interbreed), ↑hybridisation (for: ↑hybridise), ↑hybridization (for: ↑hybridize), ↑hybridizing (for: ↑hybridize), ↑hybrid (for: ↑hybridize), ↑cross (for: ↑cross), ↑crossing (for: ↑cross)• Hypernyms: ↑breed• Hyponyms: ↑backcross• Verb Frames:-
Somebody ——s something
Useful english dictionary. 2012.