miscegenetic

miscegenation

[mi-sej-uh-ney-shuhn, mis-i-juh-]
noun
1.
marriage or cohabitation between two people of different races, especially, in the U.S., between a black and a white person.
2.
interbreeding between members of different races.
3.
the mixing or a mixture of races by interbreeding.

Origin:
irregular < Latin miscē(re) to mix + gen(us) race, stock, species + -ation; allegedly coined by U.S. journalist David Goodman Croly (1829–89) in a pamphlet published anonymously in 1864

miscegenetic [mis-i-juh-net-ik, mi-sej-uh-] , adjective
antimiscegenation, noun, adjective
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miscegenation (ˌmɪsɪdʒɪˈneɪʃən)
 
n
interbreeding of races, esp where differences of pigmentation are involved
 
[C19: from Latin miscēre to mingle + genus race]
 
miscegenetic
 
adj

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miscegenation
1864, coined irregularly in Amer.Eng. from L. miscere "mix" (see mix) + genus "race" (see genus). Related: Miscegenate (v.).
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miscegenation mis·ceg·e·na·tion (mĭ-sěj'ə-nā'shən, mĭs'ĭ-jə-)
n.
marriage or sexual relations between individuals of different races.

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