heterozygous

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

Definition of heterozygous

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

First Known Use of heterozygous

1902


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heterozygous

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adjective het·ero·zy·gous \-gəs\

Medical Definition of heterozygous

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


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