/ˈstɜpəkʌltʃə/ (say 'sterpuhkulchuh)

the production of special stocks or strains by careful breeding.
{stirpi- (combining form of stirps) + culture}
stirpicultural /stɜpəˈkʌltʃərəl/ (say sterpuh'kulchuhruhl), adjective
stirpiculturist /stɜpəˈkʌltʃərɪst/ (say sterpuh'kulchuhrist), noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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