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hybridize

verb hy·brid·ize \ˈhī-brə-ˌdīz\
hy·brid·izedhy·brid·iz·ing

Definition of HYBRIDIZE

transitive verb
:  to cause to produce hybrids :  interbreed
intransitive verb
:  to produce hybrids
hy·brid·i·za·tion \ˌhī-brə-də-ˈzā-shən\ noun
hy·brid·iz·er noun

First Known Use of HYBRIDIZE

1845

Rhymes with HYBRIDIZE

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hybridize

verb hy·brid·ize   (Medical Dictionary)
hy·brid·ized also British hy·brid·isedhy·brid·iz·ing also British hy·brid·is·ing

Medical Definition of HYBRIDIZE

transitive verb
:  to cause to interbreed or combine so as to produce hybrids <hybridize two species> <fuse and hybridize somatic cells of two different species> <hybridize two DNAs>
intransitive verb
:  to produce hybrids
hy·brid·iza·tion also British hy·brid·isa·tion \ˌhī-brəd-ə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
hy·brid·iz·er also British hy·brid·is·er noun

Variants of HYBRIDIZE

hy·brid·ize also British hy·brid·ise \ˈhī-brə-ˌdīz\

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