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homozygote

[ hoh-muh-zahy-goht, -zig-oht, hom-uh- ]
/ ˌhoʊ məˈzaɪ goʊt, -ˈzɪg oʊt, ˌhɒm ə- /
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noun Biology.
an organism with identical pairs of genes with respect to any given pair of hereditary characters, and therefore breeding true for that character.
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Origin of homozygote

First recorded in 1900–05; homo- + zygote
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British Dictionary definitions for homozygote

homozygote
/ (ˌhəʊməʊˈzaɪɡəʊt, -ˈzɪɡ-, ˌhɒm-) /

noun
an animal or plant that is homozygous and breeds true to typeCompare heterozygote

Derived forms of homozygote

homozygosis, nounhomozygotic (ˌhəʊməʊzaɪˈɡɒtɪk, -zɪ-, ˌhɒm-), adjective
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Medical definitions for homozygote

homozygote
[ hō′mō-zīgōt′, -mə-, hŏm′ə- ]

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