[hahy-bri-dahyz]See more synonyms for hybridize on Thesaurus.com
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.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.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Related Words for hybridizationmix
Examples from the Web for hybridization
Historical Examples of hybridization
British Dictionary definitions for hybridization
Derived Formshybridizable or hybridisable, adjectivehybridization or hybridisation, nounhybridizer or hybridiser, noun
- to produce or cause to produce hybrids; crossbreed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for hybridization
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.