homozygosity /hoh'moh zuy gos"i tee, -zi-, hom'oh-/, n.
/hoh'meuh zuy"geuhs, hom'euh-/, adj. Biol.
1. having identical pairs of genes for any given pair of hereditary characteristics.
2. of or pertaining to a homozygote. Also, homozygotic /hoh'moh zuy got"ik, hom'oh-/.
[1900-05; HOMO- + Gk -zygos; see ZYGO-, -OUS]

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  • homozygous — homozygous. См. гомозиготный. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • homozygous — 1902, from HOMO (Cf. homo ) (1) + ZYGOTE (Cf. zygote) + OUS (Cf. ous). Related: homozygote …   Etymology dictionary

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