hemizygote

hemizygote

[hem-i-zahy-goht, -zig-oht]
noun Genetics.
an individual having only one of a given pair of genes.

Origin:
1930–35; hemi- + zygote

hemizygous [hem-i-zahy-guhs] , adjective
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hemizygote hem·i·zy·gote (hěm'ĭ-zī'gōt')
n.
An individual hemizygous with respect to one or more specified genes.

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