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cross·breed

(kros'brēd),
1. Synonym(s): hybrid
2. To breed a hybrid.

crossbreed

(krôs′brēd′, krŏs′-)
v. cross·bred (-brĕd′), cross·breeding, cross·breeds
v.tr.
To produce (an organism) by the mating of individuals of different breeds, varieties, or species; hybridize.
v.intr.
To mate so as to produce a hybrid; interbreed.
n.
An organism produced by mating of individuals of different varieties or breeds.

crossbreed

see INTERBREED (2).

crossbreed

) to breed using parents of different races or breeds.
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Breeds such as the Akita, Afghan Hound and Chinese Shar-Pei, which have been classed as ancient, are no closer to the first domestic dogs than other breeds due to the effects of lots of cross-breeding, the study found.
Despite the Holstein's proven milk production ability, many cost-conscious British and Irish dairy farmers are increasingly interested in the commercial advantages of cross-breeding to improve fertility, longevity and health traits such as mastitis resistance,' said Jason Kean of Green Acres.
An official of the agency's Nature Conservative Bureau said, "The diversity study of the genes is very meaningful in considering measures such as preventing genetic infection which could result from cross-breeding with related foreign species and transplanting plant species whose population has diminished from other regions.
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These experiments were done using gene-transfer techniques at an early stage of fetal development followed by generational cross-breeding.
Local cattle ranchers have been cross-breeding native cows with foreign breeds by buying genetic material from Australia, but the practice could sometimes cost more than the profit, according to Tuason.
Some animal rights activists argue that ligers suffer from defects as a result of the cross-breeding and are little help in preserving an already endangered species.
IRELAND'S traditional workhorse faces extinction because producers are cross-breeding with other types of stallion to create showjumpers.
Bill Foster, dairy breeding specialist with Genus Breeding, said the increase underlined the dairy industry's recognition of the benefits that cross-breeding can bring.
It's a reason why more people are going back to British native breeds and looking at cross-breeding.