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homozygous

[hoh-muh-zahy-guh s, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ məˈzaɪ gəs, ˌhɒm ə-/
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-] /ˌhoʊ moʊ zaɪˈgɒt ɪk, ˌhɒm oʊ-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; homo- + Greek -zygos; see zygo-, -ous
Related forms
homozygosity
[hoh-moh-zahy-gos-i-tee, -zi-, hom-oh-] /ˌhoʊ moʊ zaɪˈgɒs ɪ ti, -zɪ-, ˌhɒm oʊ-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for homozygous

homozygous

/ˌhəʊməʊˈzaɪɡəs; -ˈzɪɡ-; ˌhɒm-/
adjective
1.
(genetics) (of an organism) having identical alleles for any one gene these two fruit flies are homozygous for red eye colour Compare heterozygous
Derived Forms
homozygously, adverb
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homozygous in Medicine

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 in Science
homozygous
  (hō'mō-zī'gəs)   
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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