introgressive-hybridization

introgression

[in-truh-gresh-uhn]
noun Genetics.
the introduction of genes from one species into the gene pool of another species, occurring when matings between the two produce fertile hybrids.
Also called introgressive hybridization [in-truh-gres-iv] .


Origin:
1930–35 (earlier in literal sense of L); < Latin intrōgress(us), past participle of intrōgredī to go in, enter (intrō- intro- + -gred-, combining form of grad(ī) to proceed, walk + -tus past participle suffix, with -dt- > -ss-) + -ion

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introgression (ˌɪntrəˈɡrɛʃən)
 
n
the introduction of genes from the gene pool of one species into that of another during hybridization

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