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homozygous

adjective uk   /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
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homozygote
noun [C] uk   /-ɡəʊt/ us    /-ɡoʊt/ specialized
a homozygous person, animal, or organism
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