hemizygous


hemi·zy·gous

adjective \ˌhe-mi-ˈzī-gəs\

Definition of HEMIZYGOUS

:  having or characterized by one or more genes (as in a genetic deficiency or in an X chromosome paired with a Y chromosome) that have no allelic counterparts

First Known Use of HEMIZYGOUS

circa 1921

Rhymes with HEMIZYGOUS

hemi·zy·gous

adjective \-ˈzī-gəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HEMIZYGOUS

: having or characterized by one or more genes (as in a genetic deficiency or in an X chromosome paired with a Y chromosome) that have no allelic counterparts
hemi·zy·gos·i·ty \-zī-ˈgäs-ə-tē\ noun, plural hemi·zy·gos·i·ties

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