homozygous Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"homozygous" in British English

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homozygousadjective

uk   /ˌhɒm.əˈzaɪ.ɡəs/  us   /ˌhoʊ.məˈ-/ specialized
having two of the same ​form of gene (= ​part of a ​cellcontainingDNAinformation) that ​controls a ​particularcharacteristic and is ​thereforeable 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
(Definition of homozygous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"homozygous" in American English

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homozygousadjective [not gradable]

 /ˌhoʊ·məˈzɑɪ·ɡəs/
biology having two of the same ​form of a gene that ​controls one ​characteristic, and ​thereforeable to ​pass on one ​form only to the ​young
(Definition of homozygous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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