hybridize

[hahy-bri-dahyz]
verb (used with object), hybridized, hybridizing.
1.
to cause to produce hybrids; cross.
2.
to breed or cause the production of (a hybrid).
3.
to form in a hybrid manner.
verb (used without object), hybridized, hybridizing.
4.
to produce hybrids.
5.
to cause the production of hybrids by crossing.
6.
to form a double-stranded nucleic acid of two single strands of DNA or RNA, or one of each, by allowing the base pairs of the separate strands to form complementary bonds.
7.
to fuse two cells of different genotypes into a hybrid cell.
Also, especially British, hybridise.


Origin:
1835–45; hybrid + -ize

hybridizable, adjective
hybridization, noun
hybridist, hybridizer, noun
interhybridize, verb (used without object), interhybridized, interhybridizing.
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hybridize or hybridise (ˈhaɪbrɪˌdaɪz)
 
vb
to produce or cause to produce hybrids; crossbreed
 
hybridise or hybridise
 
vb
 
'hybridizable or hybridise
 
adj
 
'hybridisable or hybridise
 
adj
 
hybridi'zation or hybridise
 
n
 
hybridi'sation or hybridise
 
n
 
'hybridizer or hybridise
 
n
 
'hybridiser or hybridise
 
n

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hybridization definition


Producing offspring from parents of different stock.

Note: Hybridization is used extensively in agriculture, where new forms of hardy and disease-resistant plants are produced commercially.
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Example sentences
So the researchers have been studying what reproductive barriers or ecological
  conditions are in play that prevent hybridization.
By legal definitions, genome with a gene that could not have been incorporated
  by hybridization can be patented.
Breeder must use new hybridization, injecting new blood to overcome this
  problem.
Hybridization happens between closely related animals and does not necessarily
  imply that the two are the same species, he says.
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