Meaning of Hybrid

What is Hybrid:

As a hybrid we can designate all that individual that is the product of the crossing of two organisms of different species. The word, as such, comes from the Latin hybrida.

Thus, in biology, a hybrid can be a animal or plant that is the result of the crossing of two parents of different species which, however, can produce progeny.

As a hybrid we can also designate any type of object or artifact that results from the mixture or aggregation of characteristics or parts of different classes. A hybrid car, for example, in auto mechanics.

Another example of hybridity, in this case linguistic, is Spanglish, a kind of mix between Spanish and English, which is spoken by Hispanic American immigrants in the United States.

See also Spanglish.

hybrid in biology

In biology, an individual is said to be a hybrid when it is the product of a cross between two compatible organisms belonging to different classes, races, species, or subspecies. The hybrid descendants are sterile, that is, they cannot procreate.

A classic example of a hybrid animal is the mule, which results from the cross between a mare and a donkey or donkey.

See also Mendel’s Laws.

hybrid vehicle

A car, vehicle or hybrid car is a car that combines an internal combustion engine that runs on gasoline and a motor that is powered by electricity. Hybrid cars reduce fossil fuel consumption and, consequently, are less polluting, which also provides greater energy efficiency. Examples of hybrid vehicles are the Toyota Prius or the Honda Insight.

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