hemizygote

[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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British Dictionary definitions for hemizygous

hemizygous

adjective
  1. genetics (of a chromosome or gene) not having a homologue; not paired in a diploid cell
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hemizygous in Medicine

hemizygous

[hĕm′ĭ-zīgəs]
adj.
  1. Having unpaired genes in an otherwise diploid cell.

hemizygote

[hĕm′ĭ-zīgōt′]
n.
  1. An individual that is hemizygous with respect to one or more specified genes.
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