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hybrid

noun hy·brid \ˈhī-brəd\

: an animal or plant that is produced from two animals or plants of different kinds

: something that is formed by combining two or more things

Full Definition of HYBRID

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:  an offspring of two animals or plants of different races, breeds, varieties, species, or genera
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:  a person whose background is a blend of two diverse cultures or traditions
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a :  something heterogeneous in origin or composition :  composite <hybrids of complementary DNA and RNA strands> <a hybrid of medieval and Renaissance styles>
b :  something (as a power plant, vehicle, or electronic circuit) that has two different types of components performing essentially the same function
hybrid adjective
hy·brid·ism \-brə-ˌdi-zəm\ noun
hy·brid·i·ty \hī-ˈbri-də-tē\ noun

Examples of HYBRID

  1. a hybrid of two roses
  2. The band plays a hybrid of jazz and rock.

Origin of HYBRID

Latin hybrida
First Known Use: 1601

Other Genetics Terms

chimera, hermaphrodite, plasticity
HYBRIDISM Defined for Kids

1hybrid

noun hy·brid \ˈhī-brəd\

Definition of HYBRID for Kids

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:  an animal or plant whose parents differ in some hereditary characteristic or belong to different groups (as breeds or species)
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:  something that is of mixed origin or composition <The car is a hybrid that runs on gas or electricity.>

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adjective

Definition of HYBRID for Kids

:  of mixed origin :  of or relating to a hybrid <hybrid species>
Medical Dictionary

hybrid

noun hy·brid \ˈhī-brəd\

Medical Definition of HYBRID

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:  an offspring of two animals or plants of different races, breeds, varieties, species, or genera
2
:  something heterogeneous in origin or composition <artificial hybrids of DNA and RNA> <somatic cell hybrids of mouse and human cells>
hybrid adjective
hy·brid·ism \-brə-ˌdiz-əm\ noun
hy·brid·i·ty \hī-ˈbrid-ət-ē\ noun, plural hy·brid·i·ties

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