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hemizygote

[ hem-i-zahy-goht, -zig-oht ]
/ ˌhɛm ɪˈzaɪ goʊt, -ˈzɪg oʊt /
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noun Genetics.

an individual having only one of a given pair of genes.

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Origin of hemizygote

First recorded in 1930–35; hemi- + zygote

OTHER WORDS FROM hemizygote

hem·i·zy·gous [hem-i-zahy-guhs], /ˌhɛm ɪˈzaɪ gəs/, adjective
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Medical definitions for hemizygote

hemizygote
[ hĕm′ĭ-zīgōt′ ]

n.

An individual that is hemizygous with respect to one or more specified genes.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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