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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.
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Some species, such as the free-flowering yellow kind, Hemerocallis dumortieri, are still found in gardens but most of those available today are varieties developed by the many successful hybridisers.
But they're also great hybridisers, and have bred many first-rate new rhododendrons.
Dahlias' ability to develop different tints, not to mention flower shapes, quickly identified them as natural hybridisers with tremendous potential and seedlings changed hands for sums equivalent to hundreds of thousands of pounds today.