[hem-i-zahy-goht, -zig-oht]

Origin of hemizygote

First recorded in 1930–35; hemi- + zygote
Related formshem·i·zy·gous [hem-i-zahy-guh s] /ˌhɛm ɪˈzaɪ gəs/, adjective
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hemizygote in Medicine


  1. An individual that is hemizygous with respect to one or more specified genes.
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