homozygous

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adjective ho·mo·zy·gous \ˌhō-mə-ˈzī-gəs, ˌhä-\

Definition of homozygous

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

homozygously

adverb

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First Known Use of homozygous

1902


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homozygous

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adjective ho·mo·zy·gous \-ˈzī-gəs\

Medical Definition of homozygous

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

homozygously

adverb

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