WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
pan•mix•i•a  (pan miksē ə),USA pronunciation n. [Animal Behav.]
  1. Animal Behaviorrandom mating of individuals within a population, the breeding individuals showing no tendency to choose partners with particular traits.
Also,  pan•mix•is  (pan miksis).USA pronunciation Cf.  assortative mating, disassortative mating.  pan•mic•tic  (pan miktik),USA pronunciation adj. 
  • 1885–90; pan- + Greek míx(is) mingling, mixing (m(e)ig(nýnai) to mix + -sis -sis) + -ia

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