from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To produce or cause to produce hybrids; crossbreed.
- transitive v. To form base pairs between complementary regions of (two strands of DNA that were not originally paired).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to cross-breed animals or plants to form hybrids
- v. to construct a hybrid word from elements of different languages
- v. to combine atomic orbitals mathematically to form hybrid orbitals
- v. to combine complementary subunits of multiple biological macromolecules
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To render hybrid; to produce by mixture of stocks.
- intransitive v. To produce hybrid offspring; to interbreed; to cross.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cause to interbreed and thus produce hybrids.
- Hence—2. To form or construct in a hybrid manner, as words.
- To produce a hybrid or hybrids; cross or interbreed, as two different varieties or species of plants or animals.
- Also spelled hybridise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties
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