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[hoh-muh-zahy-goht, -zig-oht, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ məˈzaɪ goʊt, -ˈzɪg oʊt, ˌhɒm ə-/
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 of homozygote
1900-05; homo- + zygote Unabridged
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  • In other words, if the two alleles had an equal effect you'd expect a value between the two in their homozygote state.
British Dictionary definitions for homozygote


/ˌhəʊməʊˈzaɪɡəʊt; -ˈzɪɡ-; ˌhɒm-/
an animal or plant that is homozygous and breeds true to type Compare heterozygote
Derived Forms
homozygosis, noun
homozygotic (ˌhəʊməʊzaɪˈɡɒtɪk; -zɪ-; ˌhɒm-) adjective
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homozygote in Medicine

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

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