[in-breed, in-breed] /ˈɪnˌbrid, ɪnˈbrid/
verb (used with object), inbred, inbreeding.
to (individuals of a closely related group) repeatedly.
to breed within; engender.
verb (used without object), inbred, inbreeding.
to engage in or undergo .
verb -breeds, -breeding, -bred
to breed from unions between closely related individuals, esp over several generations
(transitive) to develop within; engender
[in-bree-ding] /ˈɪnˌbri dɪŋ/ noun, Biology. 1. the mating of closely related individuals, as cousins, sire-daughter, brother-sister, or self-fertilized plants, which tends to increase the number of individuals that are homozygous for a trait and therefore increases the appearance of recessive traits. [in-breed, in-breed] /ˈɪnˌbrid, ɪnˈbrid/ verb (used with object), inbred, inbreeding. 1. to (individuals of […]
- Inbreeding depression
inbreeding depression The loss of vigor and general health that sometimes characterizes organisms that are the product of inbreeding. Compare hybrid vigor.
[in-bilt] /ˈɪnˈbɪlt/ adjective 1. (def 2).
[in-bilt] /ˈɪnˈbɪlt/ adjective 1. (def 2). adjective 1. built-in, integral