hybrid vigor


noun

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Origin of hybrid vigor

First recorded in 1915–20
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Scientific definitions for hybrid vigor

hybrid vigor

The increased vigor or general health, resistance to disease, and other superior qualities that are often manifested in hybrid organisms, especially plants and animals. Compare inbreeding depression.
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