linebreeding


linebreeding

linebreeding [lahyn-bree-ding] Word Origin noun Genetics.

  1. a form of inbreeding directed toward keeping the offspring closely related to a superior ancestor.

Origin of linebreeding An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; line1 + breeding British Dictionary definitions for line breeding line breeding noun

  1. selective inbreeding that produces individuals possessing one or more of the favourable characteristics of their common ancestor

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