verb (used with object), hy·brid·ized, hy·brid·iz·ing.
- to cause to produce hybrids; cross.
- to breed or cause the production of (a hybrid).
- to form in a hybrid manner.
verb (used without object), hy·brid·ized, hy·brid·iz·ing.
- to produce hybrids.
- to cause the production of hybrids by crossing.
- to form a double-stranded nucleic acid of two single strands of DNA or RNA, or one of each, by allowing the base pairs of the separate strands to form complementary bonds.
- to fuse two cells of different genotypes into a hybrid cell.
Also especially British, hy·brid·ise.
Origin of hybridize
Related formshy·brid·iz·a·ble, adjectivehy·brid·i·za·tion, nounhy·brid·ist, hy·brid·iz·er, nounin·ter·hy·brid·ize, verb (used without object), in·ter·hy·brid·ized, in·ter·hy·brid·iz·ing.
First recorded in 1835–45; hybrid
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Derived Formshybridizable or hybridisable, adjectivehybridization or hybridisation, nounhybridizer or hybridiser, noun
- to produce or cause to produce hybrids; crossbreed
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