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heterozygote

 [het″er-o-zi´gōt]
an individual exhibiting heterozygosity.

het·er·o·zy·gote

(het'ĕr-ō-zī'gōt),
A heterozygous individual.
[hetero- + G. zygotos, yoked]

heterozygote

/het·ero·zy·gote/ (-zi´gōt) an individual having different alleles in regard to a given character.
manifesting heterozygote  a female heterozygous for an X-linked disorder in whom, because of unfavorable X inactivation, the trait is expressed clinically with about the same severity as in hemizygous affected males.

heterozygote

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

heterozygote

[-zī′gōt]
Etymology: Gk, heteros, different, zygotos, yoked
an organism whose somatic cells have two different allelomorphic genes on the same locus of each pair of chromosomes. It can produce two different types of gametes.

het·er·o·zy·gote

(het'ĕr-ō-zī'gōt)
A heterozygous individual.
[hetero- + G. zygotos, yoked]

heterozygote

an individual containing two different allelic forms of the same gene in all DIPLOID (1) cells. Thus if gene A has two alleles, A1 and A 2, the heterozygote would contain both alleles (A 1/A 2). Compare HOMOZYGOTE.

heterozygote

an individual exhibiting heterozygosity. Detection is critical in most programs to control genetic defects; methods used include karyotyping (rarely successful), test mating, blood typing, a full clinical pathology test spectrum, radiology.
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