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crossfeed (plural crossfeeds)
- (sound) The process of blending the left and right channels of a stereo recording.
- (aviation) The supplying of one fuel tank of an aircraft with fuel from the other.
- (aviation) To supply one fuel tank of an aircraft with fuel from the other.
- (sound) To blend the left and right channels of a stereo recording.
- (biology) To coexist on a single limiting resource where one strain or species grows on the primary resource and the second grows on the partially degraded resource excreted by the first.
1976, John W. Littlefield, Variation, Senescence, and Neoplasia in Cultured Somatic Cells, ISBN 0674932080:
- It is now recognized that crossfeeding does not occur with derivatives of the mouse L-cell line (such as A9) , nor with certain HeLa clones. However, crossfeeding does occur with other heteroploid mouse lines (3T3 and derivatives), hamster BHK-21 cells and derivatives, and diploid human fibroblasts.
1985, Martha Robertson Taylor, Changing the meaning of experience:
- How can the results of crossfeeding trials be used to sequence mutant strains of the bacteria Serratia marsescens in the biosynthetic pathway for the production of prodigiosis?