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hybrid

 [hi´brid]
an offspring of parents of different strains, varieties, or species.

hy·brid

(hī'brid),
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): crossbreed (1)
[L. hybrida, offspring of a tame sow and a wild boar, fr. G. hybris, violation, wantonness]

hybrid

/hy·brid/ (hi´brid) an offspring of parents of different strains, varieties, or species.

hybrid

(hī′brĭd)
n.
Genetics The offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock, especially the offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties, species, or races.

hy′brid·ism n.
hy′brid·ist n.
hy·brid′i·ty (hī-brĭd′ĭ-tē) n.

hybrid

[hī′brid]
Etymology: L, hybrida, offspring
1 n, an offspring produced by mating organisms from different species, varieties, or genotypes.
2 adj, pertaining to such an offspring.

hy·brid

(hī'brid)
1. An individual (plant or animal) with parents that are different varieties of the same species or that belong to different but closely allied species.
2. Fused tissue culture cells, as in a hybridoma.
[L. hybrida, offspring of a tame sow and a wild boar, fr. G. hybris, violation, wantonness]

hybrid

an offspring of a cross between two genetically unlike individuals. See also HETEROZYGOTE, HETEROSIS.

hy·brid

(hī'brid)
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.
[L. hybrida, offspring of a tame sow and a wild boar, fr. G. hybris, violation, wantonness]

hybrid

an offspring of parents of different strains, varieties or species.

hybrid mother-of-millions
bryophyllumdaigremontium × B. tubiflorum.
hybrid vigor
increased productivity and performance in the first generation of crossbred animals produced by the mating of dissimilar breeds. The gain is lost if the hybrids are interbred. Called also heterosis.
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The hybridists continue to attribute to the sovereigntists arguments they have never made, ones thai do not even make sense in relation to their stated philosophies.
I hope to be able to get more hybridists to use their pollen techniques to be increasingly devoted to conservation of the species which will need to be grown from unadulterated seed, for species to keep their vitality in cultivation.
Hybridists have crossed flowers from different continents in an attempt to make bigger, brighter, bolder blooms.
If this is the case then it may be a blessing in disguise because it may be the reason why hybridists in the USA have been unable to weaken its unique qualities by hybridising with it.
A single packet of seeds will produce as many different varieties as seedlings and when hybridists first began to experiment, horticulturists were enthralled with the result and in 1868 a small pack of seeds was auctioned for pounds 402 eight shillings.
He was not fully aware that hybridising between these species has been a favourite game of hybridists for many years.
The crown imperial has been at the mercy of the hybridists and now comes in various casts, but there are three main forms to search for.