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- noun Increased vigor or other superior qualities arising from the crossbreeding of genetically different plants or animals.
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- noun A property of some
hybridsthat are more likely to outperformeither purebredparent in surviving.
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- noun (genetics) the tendency of a crossbred organism to have qualities superior to those of either parent
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