Meaning of “heterozygous” in the English Dictionary

"heterozygous" in British English

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heterozygousadjective

uk /ˌhet.ər.əʊˈzaɪ.ɡəs/ us /ˌhet̬.ə.roʊˈzaɪ.ɡəs/ specialized

(Definition of “heterozygous” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"heterozygous" in American English

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heterozygousadjective [ not gradable ]

/ˌhet̬·ər·əˈzɑɪ·ɡəs/

biology having two different forms of a gene that controls one characteristic, and therefore able to pass either form to the young

(Definition of “heterozygous” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)