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heterozygosity (s) (noun), heterozygosities (pl)
The state of possessing different alleles (alternative forms of a gene that can occupy a particular chromosomal locus) at a given locus in regard to a given character: Mr. Smith tried to avoid breeding animals that showed heterozygosity for possible illnesses causing alleles.
This entry is located in the following unit: zygo-, zyg-, -zygous; zygomatico- + (page 2)