homozygous by descent

adj.

Possessing two genes at a given locus that are descended from a single source, such as may occur in inbreeding.

Nearby words

  1. homovanillic acid,
  2. homozygosis,
  3. homozygosity,
  4. homozygote,
  5. homozygous,
  6. homs,
  7. homuncular,
  8. homunculus,
  9. homy,
  10. homyel'


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