ho·​mo·​zy·​gote | \ ˌhō-mə-ˈzī-ˌgōt How to pronounce homozygote (audio) , ˌhä- \

Definition of homozygote

: a homozygous individual

Examples of homozygote in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For one thing, 35delG homozygotes sometimes only have mild hearing impairment. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "Embattled Russian scientist sharpens plans to create gene-edited babies," 21 Oct. 2019 These people, known as CCR5Δ32 homozygotes, appear healthy and are highly resistant to HIV infection. Jon Cohen, Science | AAAS, "Did CRISPR help—or harm—the first-ever gene-edited babies?," 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, "Did CRISPR help—or harm—the first-ever gene-edited babies?," 1 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of homozygote

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 22 Jan. 2021.

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ho·​mo·​zy·​gote | \ -ˈzī-ˌgōt How to pronounce homozygote (audio) \

Medical Definition of homozygote

: a homozygous individual

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