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homozygous

[hoh-muh-zahy-guh s, hom-uh-]
adjective Biology.
  1. having identical pairs of genes for any given pair of hereditary characteristics.
  2. of or relating to a homozygote.
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Also ho·mo·zy·got·ic [hoh-moh-zahy-got-ik, hom-oh-] /ˌhoʊ moʊ zaɪˈgɒt ɪk, ˌhɒm oʊ-/.

Origin of homozygous

1900–05; homo- + Greek -zygos; see zygo-, -ous
Related formsho·mo·zy·gos·i·ty [hoh-moh-zahy-gos-i-tee, -zi-, hom-oh-] /ˌhoʊ moʊ zaɪˈgɒs ɪ ti, -zɪ-, ˌhɒm oʊ-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for homo-zygotic

homozygous

adjective
  1. genetics (of an organism) having identical alleles for any one genethese two fruit flies are homozygous for red eye colour Compare heterozygous
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Derived Formshomozygously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for homo-zygotic

homozygous

adj.

1902, from homo- (1) "same" + zygote + -ous. Related: homozygote.

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homo-zygotic in Medicine

homozygous

(hō′mō-zīgəs, -mə-, hŏm′ə-)
adj.
  1. Having the same alleles at one or more gene loci on homologous chromosome segments.
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homo-zygotic in Science

homozygous

[hō′mō-zīgəs]
  1. 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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