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hybrid

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noun hy·brid \ˈhī-brəd\

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. 1 :  an offspring of two animals or plants of different races, breeds, varieties, species, or genera

  2. 2 :  a person whose background is a blend of two diverse cultures or traditions

  3. 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

hybrid adjective
hy·brid·ism play \-brə-ˌdi-zəm\ noun
hy·brid·i·ty play \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

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hybrid

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noun hy·brid \ˈhī-brəd\

Medical Definition of hybrid

  1. 1:  an offspring of two animals or plants of different races, breeds, varieties, species, or genera

  2. 2:  something heterogeneous in origin or composition <artificial hybrids of DNA and RNA> <somatic cell hybrids of mouse and human cells>

  3. hybrid adjective
    hy·brid·ism \-brə-ˌdiz-əm\play noun
    hy·brid·i·ty \hī-ˈbrid-ət-ē\play noun, plural hy·brid·i·ties





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