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hybridize

(hī′brĭ-dīz′)
v. hybrid·ized, hybrid·izing, hybrid·izes
v.intr.
1. To produce hybrids; crossbreed.
2. To form base pairs between complementary regions of two strands of DNA that were not originally paired.
v.tr.
To cause to produce a hybrid; crossbreed.

hy′brid·i·za′tion (-brĭ-dĭ-zā′shən) n.
hy′brid·iz′er n.