Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A cell that has nuclear DNA from one source and cytoplasmic DNA from another, such as a nonhuman animal cell that has had its nucleus replaced by the nucleus of a human somatic cell.
  • noun A cell line or organism derived from a cybrid cell.

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  • noun genetics An artificial hybrid cell produced by introducing nuclear material from one organism into a cell (of the same or different species) from which the nucleus has been removed

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Blend of cytoplasmic and hybrid.]

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From cytoplasmic + hybrid

Examples

  • Most of the scientists I speak to who have got experience in this field say the so-called "cybrid", the laboratory construct, is almost certainly not capable of being implanted and grown.

    Archbishop answers stimulating questions at Westminster School

  • Both storylines are related through a second 'cybrid' based on the poet Keats, who is telepathically linked to Brawne Lamia, one of the pilgrims on Hyperion, and has also been called into the advise the CEO.

    The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons

  • Most of the scientists I speak to who have got experience in this field say the so-called "cybrid", the laboratory construct, is almost certainly not capable of being implanted and grown.

    Archbishop answers stimulating questions at Westminster School

  • "cybrid" cells, dashing hopes of a limitless supply from this source

    New Scientist - Earth

  • I'd also add the Keats cybrid, Het Masteen and Paul Dure to the list.

    Hyperion Film Gets A Director

  • I'll say this: the synopsis sounds like typical genre fare: security guy's security wife dies in an "accident" on Mars and he spends years trying to find out what happened to her, meeting a hot cybrid chick who holds the secret to his wife's death in her head, yadda yadda.

    Book Update

  • I'll say this: the synopsis sounds like typical genre fare: security guy's security wife dies in an "accident" on Mars and he spends years trying to find out what happened to her, meeting a hot cybrid chick who holds the secret to his wife's death in her head, yadda yadda.

    SeeLight:

  • And, oddly enough, while I'm not nearly so exotic as to get implants that turn me into a bestiarial hybrid hey, and with the techno-bits, you could be a hybrid-cybrid!...

    Some Medieval Tidbits

  • And as everyone watched, distracted, Dorn suddenly broke away from the men holding her and launched herself at the cybrid with a scream.

    BLAZE OF GLORY

  • But if it does, remember this: That cybrid bitch is mine.

    BLAZE OF GLORY

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  • In other words, a human-animal hybrid. (Or, in the novels of Dan Simmons, an artificial intelligence in a human body.)

    June 21, 2007

  • cytoplasm

    June 21, 2007