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The offspring of parents that are each homozygous for different alleles of two genetic loci.
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(Genetics) genetics the offspring of two individuals that differ with respect to two pairs of genes; an individual heterozygous for two pairs of genes
diˈhybridism n
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(daɪˈhaɪ brɪd)
1. the offspring of parents differing in two specific pairs of genes.
2. of or pertaining to such an offspring.
di•hy′brid•ism, n.
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Noun1.dihybrid - a hybrid produced by parents that differ only at two gene loci that have two alleles each
crossbreed, hybrid, cross - (genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species; "a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"
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