heterozygosis

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

Definition of heterozygosis

Origin and Etymology 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

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heterozygoses

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

  2. 2:  heterozygosity


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