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satyrization (uncountable)

  1. (biology) The situation where interspecific mating fails to produce hybrids and thus reduces the fitness of the species involved.
    • 2007, Biorational control of mosquitoes, American Mosquito Control Association, page 278:
      Although there is some evidence to support the occurrence of this mechanism, also known as satyrization, in natural populations of ticks and tsetse flies (Ribeiro 1988), its importance as a population reduction mechanism among mosquitoes remains unsubstantiated.