Definition of introgressive in English:

introgressive

adjective

Biology

See introgression

‘Plant biologists have long been comfortable with the notion that ‘good species’ can still exchange some genes via introgressive hybridization as have biologists concerned with hybrid zones.’
  • ‘Incongruence among data sets can arise from various biological processes, including introgressive hybridization, recombination, and gene conversion.’
  • ‘For instance, introgressive events, even when rare, may be more important than mutations as a source of novel genetic variability within taxa.’
  • ‘It is possible that the inland plants Hodgdon called variety typica represent introgressive hybrids between L. pulchella and L. intermedia.’
  • ‘Because hybrids are usually fertile, they can often produce introgressive hybrids with the parental species or triple hybrids with another taxa.’

Pronunciation

introgressive

/-ˈɡresiv/