heterozygote

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Etymology[edit]

From hetero- +‎ zygote.

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 and mixed nominative and accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative and accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine and neuter singular