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hybridize

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verb hy·brid·ize \ˈhī-brə-ˌdīz\

Definition of hybridize

hy·brid·izedhy·brid·iz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause to produce hybrids :  interbreed

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to produce hybrids

hy·brid·i·za·tion play \ˌhī-brə-də-ˈzā-shən\ noun
hy·brid·iz·er noun


1845

First Known Use of hybridize

1845

Rhymes with hybridize

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Medical Dictionary

hybridize

verb hy·brid·ize

Medical Definition of hybridize

hy·brid·ized also British hy·brid·isedhy·brid·iz·ing also British hy·brid·is·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  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>

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to produce hybrids

  5. hy·brid·iza·tion also British hy·brid·isa·tion \ˌhī-brəd-ə-ˈzā-shən\play noun
    hy·brid·iz·er also British hy·brid·is·er noun



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

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