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heterozygosis

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noun het·ero·zy·go·sis \-(ˌ)zī-ˈgō-səs\

Definition of heterozygosis



Origin of heterozygosis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1902


Medical Dictionary

heterozygosis

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noun het·ero·zy·go·sis \ˌhet-ə-rō-(ˌ)zī-ˈgō-səs\

Medical Definition of heterozygosis

plural heterozygoses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. 1:  a union of genetically dissimilar gametes forming a heterozygote

  2. 2:  heterozygosity




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