noun. ['ˌɪnˈbriːdɪŋ'] the act of mating closely related individuals.
- sexual union
- assortative mating
Words that Rhyme with Inbreeding
Example sentences of the word inbreeding
1. Verb, gerund or present participle
This is likely due in part to the health problems that can arise from inbreeding.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Tiger territories must be large to allow for plentiful prey populations and to avoid inbreeding.
Breeding animals will pass this abnormality on to their offspring genetically, especially if inbreeding and line-breeding is done.