Heterozygote

Definition

noun, plural: heterozygotes

A nucleus, cell or organism possessing two different alleles for a particular gene.


Supplement

An example is a zygote having one dominant allele and one recessive allele for a particular gene.


Word origin: hetero (different) + zygote
Related forms: heterozygous (adjective)

Compare: homozygote
See also: zygote

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