compound heterozygote

n.

An organism that has two different, harmful, mutant alleles at the same loci.

Nearby words

  1. compound flap,
  2. compound flower,
  3. compound fraction,
  4. compound fracture,
  5. compound gland,
  6. compound hyperopic astigmatism,
  7. compound interest,
  8. compound interval,
  9. compound joint,
  10. compound leaf


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