heterozygosity

noun
het·​ero·​zy·​gos·​i·​ty | \ ˌhe-tə-rō-(ˌ)zī-ˈgä-sə-tē How to pronounce heterozygosity (audio) \

Definition of heterozygosity

: the state of being heterozygous

First Known Use of heterozygosity

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heterozygosity was in 1912

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“Heterozygosity.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heterozygosity. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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heterozygosity

noun
het·​ero·​zy·​gos·​i·​ty | \ -ˈgäs-ət-ē How to pronounce heterozygosity (audio) \
plural heterozygosities

Medical Definition of heterozygosity

: the state of being heterozygous

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