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inbred

[in-bred] /ˈɪnˈbrɛd/
adjective
1.
naturally inherent; innate; native:
her inbred grace.
2.
resulting from or involved in inbreeding.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; past participle of inbreed
Synonyms
1. inborn, constitutional, instinctive.

inbreed

[in-breed, in-breed] /ˈɪnˌbrid, ɪnˈbrid/
verb (used with object), inbred, inbreeding.
1.
to breed (individuals of a closely related group) repeatedly.
2.
to breed within; engender.
verb (used without object), inbred, inbreeding.
3.
to engage in or undergo inbreeding.
Origin
1590-1600; in-1 + breed
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Examples for inbred
  • The inbreeding coefficient is, simply put, a measure of how inbred individuals are.
  • Every time the inbred instinct to seek precedence cropped up among his disciples he sternly suppressed it.
  • As there, so in their reading, the process must be gradual of acquiring an inbred monitor to reject the evil and choose the good.
  • Wild-derived inbred mouse strains have short telomeres.
  • It all lives only in the well known inbred, fad-driven world of peer review.
  • The administration is full of cronyism and seems really inbred in many ways.
  • It's the fact that study-habits are learned and not inbred, and that you need people around you who are interested also.
  • To pull the plug genetically on a malignancy and prevent it from even appearing was pretty unusual, even in inbred mice.
  • Top winning dogs are often highly inbred-siblings are interbred, and fathers are mated with daughters.
  • The small, inbred population is more susceptible to decline via disease and natural disaster.
British Dictionary definitions for inbred

inbred

/ˈɪnˈbrɛd/
adjective
1.
produced as a result of inbreeding
2.
deeply ingrained; innate inbred good manners

inbreed

/ˈɪnˈbriːd/
verb -breeds, -breeding, -bred
1.
to breed from unions between closely related individuals, esp over several generations
2.
(transitive) to develop within; engender
Derived Forms
inbreeding, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for inbred
adj.

1590s, "native," also "inherent by nature," from in + bred. The genetic sense is from 1892 (cf. inbreeding).

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inbred in Medicine

inbred in·bred (ĭn'brěd')
adj.

  1. Produced by inbreeding.

  2. Fixed in the character or disposition as if inherited; deep-seated.

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