homo-zygote

homozygote

[hoh-muh-zahy-goht, -zig-oht, hom-uh-]
noun Biology.
an organism with identical pairs of genes with respect to any given pair of hereditary characters, and therefore breeding true for that character.

Origin:
1900–05; homo- + zygote

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homozygote (ˌhəʊməʊˈzaɪɡəʊt, -ˈzɪɡ-, ˌhɒm-)
 
n
Compare heterozygote an animal or plant that is homozygous and breeds true to type
 
homozy'gosis
 
n
 
homozygotic
 
adj

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homozygote ho·mo·zy·gote (hō'mō-zī'gōt', -mə-, hŏm'ə-)
n.
An organism that has the same alleles at a particular gene locus on homologous chromosomes.

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