Definitions for backcrossˈbækˌkrɔs, -ˌkrɒs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

back•crossˈbækˌkrɔs, -ˌkrɒs(v.t.)

  1. to cross (a hybrid of the first generation) with either of its parents.

    Category: Genetics

  2. (n.)an instance of such crossing.

    Category: Genetics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. backcross(verb)

    mate a hybrid of the first generation with one of its parents


  1. backcross(Noun)

    The act of such a crossing

  2. backcross(Noun)

    An individual produced by such a crossing

  3. backcross(Verb)

    To cross a hybrid with one of its parents


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