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het·er·o·zy·gous

 (hĕt′ər-ə-zī′gəs)
adj.
1. Having different alleles at one or more corresponding chromosomal loci.
2. Of or relating to a heterozygote.

het′er·o·zy·gos′i·ty (-ə-rō-zī-gŏs′ĭ-tē) n.

heterozygous

(ˌhɛtərəʊˈzaɪɡəs)
adj
(Genetics) (of an organism) having different alleles for any one gene: heterozygous for eye colour. Compare homozygous

het•er•o•zy•gous

(ˌhɛt ər əˈzaɪ gəs)

also het•er•o•zy•got•ic

(-ə roʊ zaɪˈgɒt ɪk)

adj.
1. having dissimilar pairs of genes for any hereditary characteristic.
2. of or pertaining to a heterozygote.
(hetero- + Greek -zygos having a yoke]
het`er•o•zy•gos′i•ty (-ə roʊ zaɪˈgɒs ɪ ti) n.

het·er·o·zy·gous

(hĕt′ər-ə-zī′gəs)
Having a contrasting pair of genes, as for tallness and shortness, at corresponding positions on the chromosomes of an organism. Compare homozygous.

heterozygous

Possessing two different alleles of a particular gene.
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Adj.1.heterozygous - having dissimilar alleles at corresponding chromosomal loci; "heterozygous for eye color"
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
homozygous - having identical alleles at corresponding chromosomal loci; "these two fruit flies are homozygous for red eye color"
Translations
heterozygot
heterozygoot
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