Definitions for Hybridˈhaɪ brɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hy•bridˈhaɪ brɪd(n.)

  1. the offspring of two animals or plants of different breeds, varieties, or species, esp. as produced through human manipulation for specific genetic characteristics.

    Category: Genetics

  2. a person produced by the interaction or crossbreeding of two unlike cultures, traditions, etc.

  3. anything derived from unlike sources, or composed of disparate or incongruous elements; composite.

  4. a word composed of elements originally drawn from different languages, as television, whose components come from Greek and Latin.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  5. (adj.)bred from two distinct races, breeds, varieties, or species.

    Category: Genetics

  6. composite; formed or composed of heterogeneous elements.

Origin of hybrid:

1595–1605; < L hybrida, hibrida a crossbred animal

hy′brid•ism-ɪ ti(n.)

hy•brid′i•ty-ɪ ti(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. loanblend, loan-blend, hybrid(noun)

    a word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., `monolingual' has a Greek prefix and a Latin root)

  2. hybrid(noun)

    a composite of mixed origin

    "the vice-presidency is a hybrid of administrative and legislative offices"

  3. hybrid, crossbreed, cross(adj)

    (genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species

    "a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"

  4. hybrid, intercrossed(adj)

    produced by crossbreeding

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hybrid(noun)ˈhaɪ brɪd

    sth that is a combination of two or more other types

    a hybrid of hip-hop and rock

  2. hybridˈhaɪ brɪd

    a car that runs on one of two types of fuels

    the best of the 2009 hybrids

Wiktionary

  1. hybrid(Noun)

    Offspring resulting from cross-breeding different entities, e.g. two different species or two purebred parent strains.

  2. hybrid(Noun)

    Something of mixed origin or composition.

  3. hybrid(Noun)

    A word whose elements are derived from different languages.

  4. hybrid(Noun)

    Short for hybrid vehicle (especially a car), one that runs on both fuel (gasoline/diesel) and electricity (battery or energy from the sun).

  5. hybrid(Noun)

    A golf club that combines the characteristics of an iron and a wood.

  6. hybrid(Adjective)

    consisting of diverse 'hybridized' components

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hybrid(noun)

    the offspring of the union of two distinct species; an animal or plant produced from the mixture of two species. See Mongrel

  2. Hybrid(adj)

    produced from the mixture of two species; as, plants of hybrid nature

Freebase

  1. Hybrid

    In biology and specifically, genetics, the term hybrid has several meanings, all referring to the offspring of sexual reproduction. ⁕In general usage, hybrid is synonymous with heterozygous: any offspring resulting from the mating of two genetically distinct individuals ⁕a genetic hybrid carries two different alleles of the same gene ⁕a structural hybrid results from the fusion of gametes that have differing structure in at least one chromosome, as a result of structural abnormalities ⁕a numerical hybrid results from the fusion of gametes having different haploid numbers of chromosomes ⁕a permanent hybrid is a situation where only the heterozygous genotype occurs, because all homozygous combinations are lethal. From a taxonomic perspective, hybrid refers to: ⁕Offspring resulting from the interbreeding between two animals or plants of different species. See also hybrid speciation. ⁕Hybrids between different subspecies within a species are known as intra-specific hybrids. Hybrids between different species within the same genus are sometimes known as interspecific hybrids or crosses. Hybrids between different genera are known as intergeneric hybrids. Extremely rare interfamilial hybrids have been known to occur. No interordinal animal hybrids are known.

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