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hybrid

Pronunciation: hi'brid

Definition:

  1. An individual (plant or animal) with parents that are different varieties of the same species or belong to different but closely allied species.
  2. Fused tissue culture cells, as in a hybridoma.
  3. A bond or valence orbital obtained by the linear combination of two or more different atomic orbitals.

Synonym(s): crossbreed1

[L. hybrida, offspring of a tame sow and a wild boar, fr. G. hybris, violation, wantonness]

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