homozygote

noun

ho·​mo·​zy·​gote ˌhō-mə-ˈzī-ˌgōt How to pronounce homozygote (audio)
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: a homozygous individual

Examples of homozygote in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most of you have seen a Punnet square, whereby heterozygous parents will produce offspring in ratios where 50% are heterozygous, and 25% one homozygote and 25% another. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 17 Aug. 2010 Interestingly the persistent individual in the Longar location also a homozygote. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 16 Jan. 2012 Another reason may be that in the original parental lineages there was a higher fraction of alleles which were deleterious in homozygote genotypes. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 12 Aug. 2010 The mother is probably a heteozygote, and the father is a homozygote. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 13 Oct. 2011 But consider a scenario where one parent is a heterozygote, and the other a homozygote for the dominant trait. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 17 Aug. 2010 For one thing, 35delG homozygotes sometimes only have mild hearing impairment. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, 21 Oct. 2019 These people, known as CCR5Δ32 homozygotes, appear healthy and are highly resistant to HIV infection. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, 1 Aug. 2019 What’s more, Lulu is clearly not a CCR5Δ32 homozygote, so the findings don’t apply to her. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, 1 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of homozygote was in 1902

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“Homozygote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homozygote. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

homozygote

noun
ho·​mo·​zy·​gote ˌhō-mə-ˈzī-ˌgōt How to pronounce homozygote (audio)
: a homozygous individual

Medical Definition

homozygote

noun
ho·​mo·​zy·​gote -ˈzī-ˌgōt How to pronounce homozygote (audio)
: a homozygous individual

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