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hemizygote

[hem-i-zahy-goht, -zig-oht] /ˌhɛm ɪˈzaɪ goʊt, -ˈzɪg oʊt/
noun, Genetics.
1.
an individual having only one of a given pair of genes.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; hemi- + zygote
Related forms
hemizygous
[hem-i-zahy-guh s] /ˌhɛm ɪˈzaɪ gəs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hemizygous

hemizygous

/ˌhɛmɪˈzaɪɡəs/
adjective
1.
(genetics) (of a chromosome or gene) not having a homologue; not paired in a diploid cell
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hemizygous in Medicine

hemizygous hem·i·zy·gous (hěm'ĭ-zī'gəs)
adj.
Having unpaired genes in an otherwise diploid cell.

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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