Heterozygosity



[het-er-uh-zahy-guh s] /ˌhɛt ər əˈzaɪ gəs/

adjective, Biology.
1.
having dissimilar pairs of genes for any hereditary characteristic.
2.
of or relating to a heterozygote.
/ˌhɛtərəʊˈzaɪɡəs/
adjective
1.
(genetics) (of an organism) having different alleles for any one gene: heterozygous for eye colour Compare homozygous
adj.

1889, from heterozygote, from hetero- + zygote.

heterozygosity het·er·o·zy·gos·i·ty (hět’ə-rō-zī-gŏs’ĭ-tē)
n.
The state of being heterozygous.

heterozygous het·er·o·zy·gous (hět’ər-ə-zī’gəs)
adj.

heterozygous
(hět’ər-ə-zī’gəs)
Relating to a cell that has two different alleles at corresponding positions on homologous chromosomes. Compare homozygous.

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