[hoh-muh-zahy-goht, -zig-oht, hom-uh-]
- an organism with identical pairs of genes with respect to any given pair of hereditary characters, and therefore breeding true for that character.
Origin of homozygote
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- an animal or plant that is homozygous and breeds true to typeCompare heterozygote
homozygote(hō′mō-zī′gōt′, -mə-, hŏm′ə-)
- An organism that has the same alleles at a particular gene locus on homologous chromosomes.
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