noun. (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids.
- dihybrid cross
- monohybrid cross
- reciprocal cross
- sexual union
noun. reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons).
- facts of life
- disassortative mating
Example sentences of the word crossbreeding
1. Noun, singular or mass
Because of crossbreeding, Africanized honey bees look like other honey bees but are much larger.
2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Some of this may be due to crossbreeding dogs who carry the gene for one or more health issues.