hemizygous

adjective
hemi·zy·gous | \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

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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

adjective
hemi·zy·gous | \-ˈzī-gəs \

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 \ noun plural -ties

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