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disassortative mating

[dis-uh-sawr-tuh-tiv] /ˌdɪs əˈsɔr tə tɪv/
noun, Animal Behavior, Psychology
the reproductive pairing of individuals that have traits more dissimilar than would likely be the case if mating were random (contrasted with assortative mating).
Compare panmixia.
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