heterozygosis

noun

het·​ero·​zy·​go·​sis ˌhe-tə-rō-(ˌ)zī-ˈgō-səs How to pronounce heterozygosis (audio)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of heterozygosis was in 1902

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“Heterozygosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heterozygosis. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

heterozygosis

noun
het·​ero·​zy·​go·​sis ˌhet-ə-rō-(ˌ)zī-ˈgō-səs How to pronounce heterozygosis (audio)
plural heterozygoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce heterozygosis (audio)
1
: a union of genetically dissimilar gametes forming a heterozygote
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