heterosis

noun het·er·o·sis \ ˌhe-tə-ˈrō-səs \

Definition of heterosis

:the marked vigor or capacity for growth often exhibited by crossbred animals or plants called also hybrid vigor

heterotic

play \ˌhe-tə-ˈrä-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of heterosis

New Latin


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heterosis

noun het·er·o·sis \ ˌhet-ə-ˈrō-səs \

medical Definition of heterosis

plural heteroses play \-ˌsēz\
:a marked vigor or capacity for growth that is often shown by crossbred animals or plants called also hybrid vigor

heterotic

play \-ˈrät-ik\ adjective

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