Medical Definition of Hybrid

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Hybrid: The result of a cross between genetically unlike parents. A hybrid is therefore the offspring of parents who differ in regard to the particular gene in question.

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Reviewed on 10/30/2018

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