[hahy-bri-doh-muh] /ˌhaɪ brɪˈdoʊ mə/
noun, plural hybridomas. Biotechnology.
a cell made in the laboratory by fusing a normal cell with a cancer cell, usually a myeloma or lymphoma, in order to combine desired features of each, as the ability of the cancer cell to multiply rapidly with the ability of the normal cell to dictate the production of a specific antibody.
a hybrid cell formed by the fusion of two different types of cell, esp one capable of producing antibodies, but of limited lifespan, fused with an immortal tumour cell
hybridoma hy·brid·o·ma (hī’brĭ-dō’mə)
A cell hybrid produced in vitro by the fusion of a lymphocyte that produces antibodies and a myeloma tumor cell. It proliferates into clones that produce a continuous supply of a specific antibody.
noun 1. a type of cultivated rose bred from varieties having vigorous growth and more or less recurrent bloom.
- Hybrid rock
noun 1. an igneous rock formed by molten magma incorporating pre-existing rock through which it passes
noun 1. a type of cultivated rose originally produced chiefly by crossing the tea rose and the hybrid perpetual.
- Hybrid testing
testing A combination of top-down testing with bottom-up testing of prioritised or available components. (1996-05-22)