Simple Definition of hybrid
: 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
1 : an offspring of two animals or plants of different races, breeds, varieties, species, or genera
2 : a person whose background is a blend of two diverse cultures or traditions
3 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
Examples of hybrid
a hybrid of two roses
The band plays a hybrid of jazz and rock.
Origin of hybrid
First Known Use: 1601
Medical Definition of hybrid
1: 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>
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