Definitions

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  • verb UK Alternative spelling of hybridize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties

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Examples

  • This is due to fears that they will interbreed with the ‘native’ red deer, as it is well documented that – despite their anatomical and ecological differences – the two species readily hybridise, with the hybrids being fully interfertile (which, incidentally, is relevant to the whole ‘domestic dogs represent a distinct species’ argument).

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • -- Among pinnipeds, sealions belonging to Arctocephalus and Zalophus often hybridise, but they are well apart in phylogenies, and have traditionally even been grouped in separate subfamilies.

    The deer-pig, the Raksasa, the only living anthracothere… welcome to the world of babirusas

  • -- The Australian scincids Egernia and Tiliqua, which have been separated for over 20 million years (as demonstrated by fossils) can still hybridise.

    The deer-pig, the Raksasa, the only living anthracothere… welcome to the world of babirusas

  • As usual however, nature is inconsistent, and I am reliably informed that the latest data on New Forest deer shows that – even when sika get north of that railway line – they _do not_ hybridise with the reds.

    Oh deer oh deer oh deer

  • My feeling is that behaviour and ecology stops hybridisation occuring as much as it otherwise might: among us hominids for example, there are reasons for thinking that chimps and gorillas can hybridise, and even that humans can hybridise with chimps.

    The deer-pig, the Raksasa, the only living anthracothere… welcome to the world of babirusas

  • As usual however, nature is inconsistent, and I am reliably informed that the latest data on New Forest deer shows that – even when sika get north of that railway line – they _do not_ hybridise with the reds.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • -- Among phocid pinnipeds, Phoca and Cystophora have been reported to hybridise, but again are from different 'subfamilies'.

    The deer-pig, the Raksasa, the only living anthracothere… welcome to the world of babirusas

  • This is due to fears that they will interbreed with the ‘native’ red deer, as it is well documented that – despite their anatomical and ecological differences – the two species readily hybridise, with the hybrids being fully interfertile (which, incidentally, is relevant to the whole ‘domestic dogs represent a distinct species’ argument).

    Oh deer oh deer oh deer

  • Yes, let's hybridise Glasgow's inner city razor gang culture with the small town mentality of Nowheresville, Ayrshire.

    Une Saison en Enfer

  • Yes, let's hybridise Glasgow's inner city razor gang culture with the small town mentality of Nowheresville, Ayrshire.

    Archive 2005-07-01

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