What is another word for inbred?

Pronunciation: [ˈɪnbɹɛd] (IPA)

Inbred is a term used to describe an individual or group of individuals whose genetic makeup is closely related due to interbreeding within a small population. Synonyms for inbred include incestuous, endogamous, consanguineous, and closely related. The term inbreeding can also be used to describe the practice of selectively breeding within a small population, resulting in the genetic diversity of the population decreasing over time. Other synonyms for inbreeding include breeding within a closed population, genetic bottleneck, and population isolation. While the term inbred is often used in a negative context, it is important to note that small populations and inbreeding are common in some animal and plant species, and can be beneficial for genetic preservation.

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The term "inbred" refers to the offspring of closely related individuals who share a similar genetic makeup. Antonyms for "inbred" may include "outbred," "diversified," or "heterozygous." Outbred refers to individuals who come from genetically diverse parents who do not share a recent common ancestor. Diversified refers to individuals who have been exposed to a wide range of genetic backgrounds, resulting in a varied gene pool. Heterozygous refers to individuals who carry two different versions of a gene, resulting in a diverse genetic makeup. These antonyms highlight the importance of genetic diversity and the negative effects of inbreeding.

Usage examples for Inbred

They know all the arts to catch the fancy of the mob of clowns, whose grey dull lives and inbred superstition make them eager for any display which will intoxicate them with the novelty of a violent sensation.
"Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius"
Samuel Dill
Here we have to contend with the depravity and corruptions of the human heart heightened and confirmed in all its vicious habits by long and repeated indulgences of inbred corruption, each one following the bent of his own corrupt mind, and countenancing his neighbour in the pursuit of sensual gratifications.
"The Naval Pioneers of Australia"
Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery
Or was she the submissive victim of that inbred reserve, which shrinks from the frank expression of feeling, and lives and dies self-imprisoned in its own secrecy?
"Blind Love"
Wilkie Collins

Famous quotes with Inbred

  • I think the art world... is a very small pond, and it's a very inbred pond. They rely on information from an elect elite sect of galleries, primarily in New York.
    Thomas Kinkade
  • I started in London, as a kid. My mother knew I had sort of an inbred talent. She was an actress, so I inherited it from her. But I think I got a lot of it from my grandfather, who was a great politician.
    Angela Lansbury
  • About the kindest criticism that the socialist makes of the anarchist is that he is a child, while the anarchist is convinced that the socialist is a Philistine and an inbred conservative who, should he ever get power, would immediately hang the anarchists.
    Robert Hunter (author)

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