Skip to Content
Medical Term:

backcross

Pronunciation: bak′kros

Definition: The mating between an animal that is homozygous at a locus of interest and an animal that is heterozygous, commonly from the same ancestral stock.

Synonym(s): testcross

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide