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heterozygous (adjective) (not comparable)
Concerning genetic variants or dissimilar pairs of genes for any hereditary characteristic: A heterozygous cell or organism has two or more different versions of alleles, or forms of the same gene, of at least one of its genes.
The offspring of such an organism may differ with regards to the characteristics determined by the gene or genes involved, depending on which version of the gene they inherit.
This entry is located in the following unit: zygo-, zyg-, -zygous; zygomatico- + (page 2)