hybrid vigor


hybrid vigor
noun
(genetics) the tendency of a crossbred organism to have qualities superior to those of either parent
Syn: ↑heterosis
Topics: ↑genetics, ↑genetic science
Hypernyms: ↑tendency, ↑inclination

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