Noun, pl. hybrids
1. An offspring resulting from cross-breeding. (wikipedia.org)
2. (Genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu)
2. Offspring resulting from cross-breeding different entities, e.g. two different species or two purebred parent strains. (wiktionary.org)
3. Something of mixed origin or composition. (wiktionary.org)
4. A complex formed by joining two complementary strands of nucleic acids. (biology-online.org)
1. Of or pertaining to the offspring produced from crossbreeding. (biology-online.org)
Word origin: From Latin hybrida, variant of ibrida “mongrel,” specifically “offspring of a tame sow and a wild boar,” of unknown origin but probably from Greek and somehow related to hubris.