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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Example sentences
Canola pollen can waft spliced genes more than a mile, and common crops can
  hybridize with completely unrelated weeds.
It may dilute the unique genetics of the native golden shiner, since it can
  hybridize with that species.
It has been known to hybridize with species found in its native waters.
Plants will also be used to hybridize new forms for evaluation.
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