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zygosity

 [zi-gos´ĭ-te]
the condition relating to conjugation, or to the zygote, such as (a) the state of a cell or individual in regard to the alleles determining a specific character, whether identical (homozygosity) or different (heterozygosity); or (b) in the case of twins, whether developing from one zygote (monozygotic twins) or two zygotes (dizygotic twins).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

zy·gos·i·ty

(zī-gos'i-tē),
The nature of the zygotes from which individuals are derived; for example, whether by separation of the division of one zygote (monozygotic), in which case they will be genetically identical, or from two separate zygotes (dizygotic).
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zygosity

(zī-gŏs′ĭ-tē)
n.
The genetic condition of a zygote, especially with respect to its being a homozygote or a heterozygote.
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zy·gos·i·ty

(zī-gos'i-tē)
The nature of the zygotes from which twins are derived; e.g., whether by division of one zygote (monozygotic), in which case they will be genetically identical, or from two zygotes, in which case they will be genetically different.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

zy·gos·i·ty

(zī-gos'i-tē)
Nature of the zygotes from which individuals are derived; e.g., whether by separation of the division of one zygote, in which case they will be genetically identical, or from two separate zygotes.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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