the production of special stocks or strains by careful breeding.

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

stirpicultural, adjective
stirpiculturist, noun Unabridged
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Reproduction was tightly regulated by a eugenics system known as stirpiculture.
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