hemizygosity

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hemizygosity hem·i·zy·gos·i·ty (hěm'ĭ-zī-gŏs'ĭ-tē)
n.
The state of having unpaired genes in an otherwise diploid cell; men are normally hemizygous for the genes on the X-chromosome.

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