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hybridism

[hahy-bri-diz-uh m]
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noun
  1. Also hy·brid·i·ty [hahy-brid-i-tee] /haɪˈbrɪd ɪ ti/. the quality or condition of being hybrid.
  2. the production of hybrids.

Origin of hybridism

First recorded in 1835–45; hybrid + -ism
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Historical Examples

  • This fact would be interpreted by the geneticist as an evidence of hybridity.

    Applied Eugenics

    Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson

  • This is a very strong indication of hybridity with wild hazel or Winkler.

  • The bush resembled a wild hazel so much that I had begun to doubt its hybridity.

  • But the researches of Darwin and his successors have thrown a good deal of new light on the question of hybridity.

    Human Origins

    Samuel Laing

  • We have abundant proofs, however, of the three first degrees of hybridity.


Word Origin and History for hybridity

n.

1837, from hybrid + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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