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hybrid vigor

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1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Often hybrid vigor is concentrated in a critical stage of early life.
  • There are many theories to explain the phenomenon of hybrid vigor, but few are adequate to explain everything.
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hybrid vigor  
The increased vigor or general health, resistance to disease, and other superior qualities that are often manifested in hybrid organisms, especially plants and animals. Compare inbreeding depression.
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