Homozygote



[hoh-muh-zahy-goht, -zig-oht, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ məˈzaɪ goʊt, -ˈzɪg oʊt, ˌhɒm ə-/

noun, Biology.
1.
an organism with identical pairs of genes with respect to any given pair of hereditary characters, and therefore breeding true for that character.
/ˌhəʊməʊˈzaɪɡəʊt; -ˈzɪɡ-; ˌhɒm-/
noun
1.
an animal or plant that is homozygous and breeds true to type Compare heterozygote

homozygote ho·mo·zy·gote (hō’mō-zī’gōt’, -mə-, hŏm’ə-)
n.
An organism that has the same alleles at a particular gene locus on homologous chromosomes.

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