hemizygous

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adjective hemi·zy·gous \ˌhe-mi-ˈzī-gəs\

Definition of hemizygous

  1. :  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

Circa 1921

First Known Use of hemizygous

circa 1921


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hemizygous

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adjective hemi·zy·gous \-ˈzī-gəs\

Medical Definition of hemizygous

  1. :  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

hemizygosity

\-zī-ˈgäs-ə-tē\play noun plural

hemizygosities


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