merozygote

noun
mero·​zy·​gote | \ -ˈzī-ˌgōt How to pronounce merozygote (audio) \

Medical Definition of merozygote

: an incomplete bacterial zygote having only a fragment of the genome from one of the two parent cells

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“Merozygote.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/merozygote. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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