stirpiculture

[stur-pi-kuhl-cher]
noun
the production of special stocks or strains by careful breeding.

Origin:
1865–70, Americanism; < Latin stirpi- (stem of stirps) stock, stem + culture

stirpicultural, adjective
stirpiculturist, noun
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