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breeding

Pronunciation: brēd′ing

Definition: Selected mating of individuals to produce a strain that is desirable or of scientific interest.

[breed, fr. M.E. breden, fr. O.E. brēdan, + -ing]

See Also: hybridization, linebreeding, inbreeding

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