zygosity

noun
zy·​gos·​i·​ty | \zī-ˈgä-sə-tē \

Definition of zygosity 

: the makeup or characteristics of a particular zygote also : the genetic relationship between offspring of a single birth especially in regard to being derived from the same or different zygotes

First Known Use of zygosity

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zygosity

probably from -zygous

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about zygosity

Statistics for zygosity

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for zygosity

The first known use of zygosity was in 1946

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for zygosity

zygosity

noun
zy·​gos·​i·​ty | \zī-ˈgäs-ət-ē \
plural zygosities

Medical Definition of zygosity 

: the makeup or characteristics of a particular zygote

More from Merriam-Webster on zygosity

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with zygosity

Comments on zygosity

What made you want to look up zygosity? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

living or existing for a long time

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!