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Medical Term:

hybridization

Pronunciation: hi'brid-i-za'shun

Definition:

  1. The process of breeding a hybrid.
  2. Crossing over between related but nonallelic genes.
  3. The specific reassociation of complementary strands of polynucleic acids, the formation of a DNA-RNA hybrid.
  4. The process or act of forming a macromolecular hybrid in which the subunits are obtained from different sources.

Synonym(s): crossbreeding

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