homo-, hom- +

(Greek: same, equal, like, similar, common; one and the same)

This Greek prefix forms many scientific and other terms, often in opposition to hetero-. Don’t confuse this Greek homo- element with the Latin homo- which means “mankind”.

homozygosis (s) (noun), homozygoses (pl)
The formation of a zygote by the union of gametes that possess one or more identical alleles.

An "allele" is one member of a pair or series of genes that occupy a specific position on a specific chromosome.

homozygosity (s) (noun), homozygosities (pl)
The state of possessing a pair of identical alleles at a given locus: In the different study groups no homozygosity was discovered.

Homozygosity has two identical genes at the corresponding loci of homologous chromosomes.

homozygote (s) (noun), homozygotes (pl)
An individual possessing a pair of identical alleles at a given locus or a cell or organism that has two of the same forms of a particular gene: Jill was a homozygote because she had two blue eyes!

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Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units dealing with "equal, identical, same, similar": auto-; emul-; equ-, equi-; homeo-; iso-; pari-; peer; rhomb-; syn-; tauto-.