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Related to hybrid vigor: Hybrid vigour
Increased vigor or other superior qualities arising from the crossbreeding of genetically different plants or animals. Also called heterosis.
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het•er•o•sis(ˌhɛt əˈroʊ sɪs)
the increase in growth, size, yield, or other characters in hybrids over those of the parents.
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|Noun||1.||hybrid vigor - (genetics) the tendency of a crossbred organism to have qualities superior to those of either parent|
tendency, inclination - a characteristic likelihood of or natural disposition toward a certain condition or character or effect; "the alkaline inclination of the local waters"; "fabric with a tendency to shrink"
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