Also especially British, hy·brid·ise.
Origin of hybridize
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Examples from the Web for hybridization
Consequently, hybridization was a maze in which these breeders often lost themselves.
Hybridization has been the chief means of improving the grape.
Some of these might have value for work in hybridization but it is doubtful.The Pears of New York
U. P. Hedrick
He has also carried out experiments in the hybridization of zebras and horses.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
We have here one of the numberless mysteries disclosed by hybridization.About Orchids
- to produce or cause to produce hybrids; crossbreed
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Word Origin and History for hybridization
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Producing offspring from parents of different stock.
Hybridization is used extensively in agriculture, where new forms of hardy and disease-resistant plants are produced commercially.
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