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adjective     /ˌhɒm.əˈzaɪ.ɡəs/ US  /ˌhoʊ.məˈ-/ specialized
having two of the same form of gene (= part of a cell containing DNA information) that controls a particular characteristic and is therefore able to pass on that form only: a homozygous cell → Compare heterozygousGeneticsInnate and congenital homozygote     /-ɡəʊt/ US  /-ɡoʊt/ noun [C] specialized a homozygous person, animal, or organismGeneticsInnate and congenital
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