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HETEROZYGOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does heterozygous mean? 

HETEROZYGOUS (adjective)
  The adjective HETEROZYGOUS has 1 sense:

1. having dissimilar alleles at corresponding chromosomal loci

  Familiarity information: HETEROZYGOUS used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HETEROZYGOUS (adjective)


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Meaning:

Having dissimilar alleles at corresponding chromosomal loci

Context example:

heterozygous for eye color

Domain category:

genetic science; genetics (the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms)

Antonym:

homozygous (having identical alleles at corresponding chromosomal loci)


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