heterozygote

noun
het·​ero·​zy·​gote | \ˌhe-tə-rō-ˈzī-ˌgōt \

Definition of heterozygote 

: a heterozygous individual

First Known Use of heterozygote

1902, in the meaning defined above

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heterozygote

noun
het·​ero·​zy·​gote | \-ˈzī-ˌgōt \

Medical Definition of heterozygote 

: a heterozygous individual

Other Words from heterozygote

heterozygotic \ -​(ˌ)zī-​ˈgät-​ik \ adjective

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