heterozygous

heterozygosity /het'euh roh zuy gos"i tee/, n.
/het'euhr euh zuy"geuhs/, adj. Biol.
1. having dissimilar pairs of genes for any hereditary characteristic.
2. of or pertaining to a heterozygote.
Also, heterozygotic /het'euh roh zuy got"ik/.
[1900-05; HETERO- + Gk zygós, adj. deriv. of zygón yolk; see -OUS]

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