heterosis

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noun het·er·o·sis \ˌhe-tə-ˈrō-səs\

Definition of heterosis

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

heterotic

play \-ˈrä-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of heterosis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1914


Medical Dictionary

heterosis

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noun het·er·o·sis \ˌhet-ə-ˈrō-səs\

Medical Definition of heterosis

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heteroses

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  1. :  a marked vigor or capacity for growth that is often shown by crossbred animals or plants—called also hybrid vigor

heterotic

\-ˈrät-ik\play adjective

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