heterozygote

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From hetero- +‎ zygote. Coined by English biologists William Bateson and Edith Rebecca Saunders in 1902, in a paper titled "The facts of heredity in the light of Mendel’s discovery".

Noun[edit]

heterozygote (plural heterozygotes)

  1. (genetics) A diploid individual that has different alleles at one or more genetic loci.
  2. (biology) A bacteriophage that has two different copies of its genetic material and so produces two types of offspring.

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Adjective[edit]

heterozygote

  1. inflection of heterozygot:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular