heterozygote


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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

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

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.
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