heterozygous

adjective het·ero·zy·gous \ ˌhe-tə-rō-ˈzī-gəs \

Definition of heterozygous

:having the two alleles at corresponding loci on homologous chromosomes different for one or more loci

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First Known Use of heterozygous

1902


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heterozygous

adjective het·ero·zy·gous \ -gəs \

medical Definition of heterozygous

:having the two genes at corresponding loci on homologous chromosomes different for one or more loci — compare homozygous

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