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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants.

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  • The outcome of that hybridization is a hybrid, or hybridity.
  • Purebred dingos are becoming scarce, as domestic canine hybridization is polluting the gene pool.
  • That's a possibility, but that's a separate issue at this point (though hybridization is an important element, especially in plants).
  • Every vegetable you eat is the product of hybridization, which is just a primitive - and inefficient - form of genetic modification. for more
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