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heterozygote

[ het-er-uh-zahy-goht, -zig-oht ]
/ ˌhɛt ər əˈzaɪ goʊt, -ˈzɪg oʊt /
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noun Genetics.
a hybrid containing genes for two unlike forms of a characteristic, and therefore not breeding true to type.
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Origin of heterozygote

First recorded in 1900–05; hetero- + zygote
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British Dictionary definitions for heterozygote

heterozygote
/ (ˌhɛtərəʊˈzaɪɡəʊt, -ˈzɪɡəʊt) /

noun
an animal or plant that is heterozygous; a hybridCompare homozygote

Derived forms of heterozygote

heterozygosis, noun
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Medical definitions for heterozygote

heterozygote
[ hĕt′ə-rō-zīgōt′ ]

n.
An organism that has different alleles at a particular gene locus on homologous chromosomes.
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