homo-zygosity

homozygous

[hoh-muh-zahy-guhs, hom-uh-]
adjective Biology.
1.
having identical pairs of genes for any given pair of hereditary characteristics.
2.
of or pertaining to a homozygote.
Also, homozygotic [hoh-moh-zahy-got-ik, hom-oh-] .


Origin:
1900–05; homo- + Greek -zygos; see zygo-, -ous

homozygosity [hoh-moh-zahy-gos-i-tee, -zi-, hom-oh-] , noun
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homozygous (ˌhəʊməʊˈzaɪɡəs, -ˈzɪɡ-, ˌhɒm-)
 
adj
genetics Compare heterozygous (of an organism) having identical alleles for any one gene: these two fruit flies are homozygous for red eye colour
 
homo'zygously
 
adv

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homozygous ho·mo·zy·gous (hō'mō-zī'gəs, -mə-, hŏm'ə-)
adj.
Having the same alleles at a one or more gene loci on homologous chromosome segments.

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homozygous   (hō'mō-zī'gəs)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to a cell that has two identical alleles for a particular trait at corresponding positions on homologous chromosomes. Compare heterozygous.
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