[hoh-muh-zahy-guh s, hom-uh-]
having identical pairs of genes for any given pair of hereditary characteristics.
of or relating to a homozygote.
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What’s the Difference Between a Homograph, Homonym, and Homophone?These words are often tossed around by teachers and linguists. What do they really mean? The prefix homo- comes from the Greek word homós which meant “one and the same.” So all of these words describe some types of sameness. Homographs are words that are spelled alike, but have different meanings and sometimes different pronunciations. The root graph comes from the Greek word meaning “drawn …
- homotypic cortex,
- homovanillic acid,
- homozygous by descent,
Also ho·mo·zy·got·ic [hoh-moh-zahy-got-ik, hom-oh-] /ˌhoʊ moʊ zaɪˈgɒt ɪk, ˌhɒm oʊ-/.
Origin of homozygous
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[hō′mō-zī′gəs, -mə-, hŏm′ə-]
Having the same alleles at one or more gene loci on homologous chromosome segments.
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Relating to a cell that has two identical alleles for a particular trait at corresponding positions on homologous chromosomes. Compare heterozygous.
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