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An organism that has different alleles at a particular gene locus on homologous chromosomes.
(Biology) an animal or plant that is heterozygous; a hybrid. Compare homozygote
het•er•o•zy•gote(ˌhɛt ər əˈzaɪ goʊt, -ˈzɪg oʊt)
a hybrid containing genes for two unlike forms of a characteristic, and therefore not breeding true to type.
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|Noun||1.||heterozygote - (genetics) an organism having two different alleles of a particular gene and so giving rise to varying offspring|
fertilized ovum, zygote - (genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell)