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the characterization of an individual’s hereditary traits in terms of gene pairing in the zygote from which it developed.
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the characterization of twinning and multiple births in terms of the combination of alleles for particular hereditary traits.

zygosity zy·gos·i·ty (zī-gŏs’ĭ-tē)
The genetic condition of a zygote, especially with respect to its being a homozygote or a heterozygote.


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