homozygote


homozygote

homozygote [hoh-muh-zahy-goht, -zig-oht, hom-uh-] Word Origin noun Biology.

  1. an organism with identical pairs of genes with respect to any given pair of hereditary characters, and therefore breeding true for that character.

Origin of homozygote First recorded in 1900–05; homo- + zygote British Dictionary definitions for homozygote homozygote noun

  1. an animal or plant that is homozygous and breeds true to typeCompare heterozygote

Derived Formshomozygosis, nounhomozygotic (ˌhəʊməʊzaɪˈɡɒtɪk, -zɪ-, ˌhɒm-), adjective homozygote in Medicine homozygote [hō′mō-zī′gōt′, -mə-, hŏm′ə-] n.

  1. An organism that has the same alleles at a particular gene locus on homologous chromosomes.

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