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heterozygote

[het-er-uh-zahy-goht, -zig-oht] /ˌhɛt ər əˈzaɪ goʊt, -ˈzɪg oʊt/
noun, Genetics.
1.
a hybrid containing genes for two unlike forms of a characteristic, and therefore not breeding true to type.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; hetero- + zygote
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Examples for heterozygote
  • But consider a scenario where one parent is a heterozygote, and the other a homozygote for the dominant trait.
  • Prenatal diagnosis and heterozygote detection are now possible.
British Dictionary definitions for heterozygote

heterozygote

/ˌhɛtərəʊˈzaɪɡəʊt; -ˈzɪɡəʊt/
noun
1.
an animal or plant that is heterozygous; a hybrid Compare homozygote
Derived Forms
heterozygosis, noun
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heterozygote in Medicine

heterozygote het·er·o·zy·gote (hět'ə-rō-zī'gōt')
n.
An organism that has different alleles at a particular gene locus on homologous chromosomes.

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