hybridizing hybridizing

Definition(s):

  • (n) (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids

Usage(s):

  1. The gigantic, riven, hybridizing, multiracial republic each year receives a major share of the world's emigration, legal or illegal.
  2. Now there's an attractive trend toward hybridizing high and low, grafting the brilliant verbal intelligence of high literature onto the sturdy narrative roots of genre fiction.
  3. Vavilov sent expeditions all over the world to collect crop plants for hybridizing by methods approved by the world's scientific plant breeders.

News

  • Running with wolves

    Local writer T. Delene Beeland throws herself to the wolves. Red wolves, that is. Over the course of a year, she shadowed researchers with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Red Wolf Recovery Program, watching as the team fought to keep coyotes from hybridizing the endangered wolf breed and to keep local hunters from shooting them. Her book, The Secret World of Red Wolves: The Fight to Save ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Mountain Xpress

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