Definition of Hybrid

1. Noun. A word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., 'monolingual' has a Greek prefix and a Latin root).

Exact synonyms: Loan-blend, Loanblend
Generic synonyms: Word
Category relationships: Latin
Geographical relationships: Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic

2. Adjective. Produced by crossbreeding.
Exact synonyms: Intercrossed
Similar to: Crossbred

3. Noun. A composite of mixed origin. "The vice-presidency is a hybrid of administrative and legislative offices"
Generic synonyms: Complex, Composite
Derivative terms: Hybridize

4. Noun. (genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species. "A mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"
Exact synonyms: Cross, Crossbreed
Generic synonyms: Being, Organism
Specialized synonyms: Dihybrid, Monohybrid
Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics
Derivative terms: Cross, Crossbreed, Hybridize

Definition of Hybrid

1. n. The offspring of the union of two distinct species; an animal or plant produced from the mixture of two species. See Mongrel.

2. a. Produced from the mixture of two species; as, plants of hybrid nature.

3. n. A word composed of elements which belong to different languages.

Definition of Hybrid

1. Noun. (context: biology) Offspring resulting from cross-breeding different entities, e.g. two different species or two purebred parent strains. ¹

2. Noun. Something of mixed origin or composition. ¹

3. Noun. A word whose elements are derived from different languages. ¹

4. Noun. Short for hybrid vehicle (especially a car), one that runs on both fuel (gasoline/diesel) and electricity (battery or energy from the sun). ¹

5. Noun. (context: golf) A golf club that combines the characteristics of an iron and a wood. ¹

6. Adjective. consisting of diverse 'hybridized' components ¹

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Definition of Hybrid

1. the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hybrid

1. An offspring of parents from different species or sub-species. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hybrid

hyaluronic acid synthetase
hyaluronic lyase
hybrid (current term)
hybrid-arrested translation
hybrid DNA
hybrid antibody
hybrid car
hybrid cell
hybrid computer
hybrid diode
hybrid disgenesis
hybrid dysgenesis
hybrid enzyme
hybrid inviability
hybrid molecule
hybrid name

Literary usage of Hybrid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1920)
"A THOUGH the number of artificially produced hybrid trees is small, compared to the number of crosses among other species, several noteworthy trees have ..."

2. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1911)
"THE SEX RATIO IN hybrid RATS. HELEN DEAN KING, THE WISTAR INSTITUTE OF ANATOMY AND BIOLOGY. It has frequently been stated that the sex ratio in mammals can ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"In cases wherein the hybrid is indistinguishable from one of the parent forms, ie, in cases of complete dominance of TABLE II. ..."

4. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
"Thus Hunter be- On t he assumption that a hybrid produced by two individuals uf undoubtedly distinct species But a fruitful connection is not only possible ..."

5. The American Rose Annual by American Rose Society (1922)
"In the same region the hybrid Perpetual and hybrid Tea sorts ... The safest and best stocks for hybrid Perpetual, hybrid Tea, and Tea roses are as follows: ..."

6. Genetic Studies on a Cavy Species Cross by John Adolph Detlefsen (1914)
"34. o*l, the original wild male ancestor of all wild and hybrid animals in these ... 9 75, i wild hybrid. 9 87, i wild hybrid. 9 108, J wild hybrid. ..."

7. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"E. erecta, Deleuil, is said to be a hybrid of E. ... Deleuil, is said to be hybrid of Ë. metallica and a ... hybrid of Urbinia agavoides and E. ..."

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