Definition of hybrid vigor in English:

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hybrid vigor

noun

Another term for heterosis.
Example sentences
  • The molecular basis of hybrid vigor has remained unknown despite the importance of this phenomenon in evolution and in practical breeding programs.
  • The causes of inbreeding depression and the converse phenomenon of heterosis or hybrid vigor remain poorly understood despite their scientific and agricultural importance.
  • Utilization of hybrid vigor or heterosis has been successful in cross-pollinated crops, of which maize is a primary example.

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Syllabification: hy·brid vig·or

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