hemizygous

adjective
hemi·​zy·​gous | \ ˌhe-mi-ˈzī-gəs How to pronounce hemizygous (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hemizygous was circa 1921

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“Hemizygous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemizygous. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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hemizygous

adjective
hemi·​zy·​gous | \ -ˈzī-gəs How to pronounce hemizygous (audio) \

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

Other Words from hemizygous

hemizygosity \ -​zī-​ˈgäs-​ə-​tē How to pronounce hemizygous (audio) \ noun, plural hemizygosities

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