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hybridism

[hahy-bri-diz-uh m] /ˈhaɪ brɪˌdɪz əm/
noun
1.
Also, hybridity
[hahy-brid-i-tee] /haɪˈbrɪd ɪ ti/ (Show IPA)
. the quality or condition of being hybrid.
2.
the production of hybrids.
Origin of hybridism
1835-1845
1835-45; hybrid + -ism
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  • This fact would be interpreted by the geneticist as an evidence of hybridity.

    Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
  • This is a very strong indication of hybridity with wild hazel or Winkler.

  • The buds on the Winkler hazel are dull red which is also true of those on the hybrid hazilberts, another indication of hybridity.

  • But the researches of Darwin and his successors have thrown a good deal of new light on the question of hybridity.

    Human Origins Samuel Laing
  • But in proportion as a recrossing is effected, the influence of hybridity diminishes, and becomes effaced.

  • The llama affords another strong argument in favor of the fourth degree of hybridity.

  • Why this should be an exception does not seem apparent unless it be credited to hybridity.

    The Grapes of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • For the conception of hybridity between species we can go back to the beginning of the cultivation of native grapes.

    The Grapes of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • The bush resembled a wild hazel so much that I had begun to doubt its hybridity.

Word Origin and History for hybridity
n.

1837, from hybrid + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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