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heterozygousadjective

uk   /ˌhet.ər.əʊˈzaɪ.fəs/  us   /ˌhet̬.ə.roʊˈ-/ specialized
having two different ​forms of a gene (= ​part of a ​cellcontainingDNAinformation) that ​controls a ​particularcharacteristic, one inherited from each ​parent, and ​thereforeable to ​pass on either ​form: a heterozygous ​cell
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heterozygote
noun [C] uk   /-ɡəʊt/  us   /-ɡoʊt/ specialized
a heterozygous ​person, ​animal, or ​organism
(Definition of heterozygous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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heterozygousadjective [not gradable]

 /ˌhet̬·ər·əˈzɑɪ·ɡəs/
biology having two different ​forms of a gene that ​controls one ​characteristic, and ​thereforeable to ​pass either ​form to the ​young
(Definition of heterozygous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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