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[in-kraws, -kros] /ˈɪnˌkrɔs, -ˌkrɒs/

noun, Genetics.
a mating between organisms that are both homozygous for the same allele.
a plant or animal produced by continued inbreeding
to inbreed or produce by inbreeding


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