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heterozygosity, heterozygous
1. 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.
2. Having genetic variants or dissimilar pairs of genes for any hereditary characteristic; such as, a cell or organism that has two or more different versions alleles (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)