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 Dictionary entry overview: What does homozygous mean? 

HOMOZYGOUS (adjective)
  The adjective HOMOZYGOUS has 1 sense:

1. having identical alleles at corresponding chromosomal loci

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

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HOMOZYGOUS (adjective)

Sense 1homozygous [BACK TO TOP]


Having identical alleles at corresponding chromosomal loci

Context example:

these two fruit flies are homozygous for red eye color

Domain category:

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


heterozygous (having dissimilar alleles at corresponding chromosomal loci)

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