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Meaning of INTERCROSS

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In`ter*cross"\ (?; 115), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p.
    {Intercrossed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intercrossing}.]
    1. To cross each other, as lines.
    
    2. (Biol.) To fertilize by the impregnation of one species or
       variety by another; to impregnate by a different species
       or variety.
    
    
  2. \In"ter*cross`\, n.
    The process or result of cross fertilization between
    different kinds of animals, or different varieties of plants.
    
          We have reason to believe that occasional intercrosses
          take place with all animals and plants.  --Darwin.
    
    
 

 

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