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hybridize

[hahy-bri-dahyz] /ˈhaɪ brɪˌdaɪz/
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
1835-1845
1835-45; hybrid + -ize
Related forms
hybridizable, adjective
hybridization, noun
hybridist, hybridizer, noun
interhybridize, verb (used without object), interhybridized, interhybridizing.
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British Dictionary definitions for hybridizing

hybridize

/ˈhaɪbrɪˌdaɪz/
verb
1.
to produce or cause to produce hybrids; crossbreed
Derived Forms
hybridizable, hybridisable, adjective
hybridization, hybridisation, noun
hybridizer, hybridiser, noun
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