heterozygote

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het·er·o·zy·gote

 (hĕt′ə-rō-zī′gōt′)
n.
An organism that has different alleles at a particular gene locus on homologous chromosomes.

heterozygote

(ˌhɛtərəʊˈzaɪɡəʊt; -ˈzɪɡəʊt)
n
(Biology) an animal or plant that is heterozygous; a hybrid. Compare homozygote
ˌheterozyˈgosis n

het•er•o•zy•gote

(ˌhɛt ər əˈzaɪ goʊt, -ˈzɪg oʊt)

n.
a hybrid containing genes for two unlike forms of a characteristic, and therefore not breeding true to type.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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)
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
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heterozigot