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zygosity

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noun zy·gos·i·ty \zī-ˈgä-sə-tē\

Definition of zygosity

  1. :  the makeup or characteristics of a particular zygote; also :  the genetic relationship between offspring of a single birth especially in regard to being derived from the same or different zygotes



Origin and Etymology of zygosity

probably from -zygous


First Known Use: 1946


Medical Dictionary

zygosity

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noun zy·gos·i·ty \zī-ˈgäs-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of zygosity

plural

zygosities

  1. :  the makeup or characteristics of a particular zygote




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