Definition of hybridization in English:

hybridization

(British hybridisation)

noun

mass noun
  • The process of an animal or plant breeding with an individual of another species or variety.

    ‘these irises are the products of hybridization carried out by a plant breeding firm’
    ‘natural hybridization of two fungal species’
    • ‘Although no hybridization between those species has been noted in the wild, Amazona species are known to hybridize in captivity.’
    • ‘The scientists can determine whether hybridization may be occurring in farmers' fields.’
    • ‘Dozens of new plant varieties produced through hybridization and other traditional methods of genetic improvement enter the marketplace each year.’
    • ‘Hybridization was detected by a colour reaction.’
    • ‘He carried out experimental work on the hybridisation of zebras and horses.’
    • ‘This spatial isolation appears to be an effective barrier to hybridization.’
    • ‘Mendel published the results of a study of hybridization of plants.’
    • ‘Genetic mapping studies provide insight into the pattern and extent of genetic incompatibilities affecting hybridization between closely related species.’
    • ‘Breeders with bogus American shorthairs produced through illicit hybridization would be allowed to transfer their cats to this newly created amnesty breed.’
    • ‘The diversity of rice may be damaged and undesirable hybridisation could result in wild rice producing herbicide-resistance genes.’

Pronunciation

hybridization

/ˌhʌɪbrɪdʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/