Definition of Homozygote

1. Noun. (genetics) an organism having two identical alleles of a particular gene and so breeding true for the particular characteristic.

Generic synonyms: Fertilized Ovum, Zygote
Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics



Definition of Homozygote

1. Noun. (genetics) A diploid individual that has equal alleles at one or more genetic loci. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Homozygote

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Homozygote

1. Nucleus, cell or organism with identical alleles of one or more specific genes. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Homozygote

homotypic cortex
homotypical
homotypy
homousious
homovalent
homovanillic acid
homovanillic acid test
homowhore
homowhores
homozeotrope
homozoic
homozygoses
homozygosis
homozygosities
homozygosity
homozygote (current term)
homozygotes
homozygotic
homozygous
homozygous achondroplasia
homozygous by descent
homozygously
homs
homuncle
homuncles
homuncular
homunculi
homunculus
homy
homœoblastic

Literary usage of Homozygote

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The normal hématologie values of HI-2 support the interpretation that this is a homozygote for the Hb* gene because complete suppression of Hb A synthesis ..."

2. Recent Progress in the Study of Variation, Heredity, and Evolution by Robert Heath Lock (1906)
"In the simplest case which we have to consider, two homozygote forms, AA and aa, are crossed together. The external character or visible appearance of the ..."

3. Statistics in Molecular Biology and Genetics: Selected Proceedings of a 1997 by Françoise Seillier-Moiseiwitsch (1999)
"As we have just seen, this is simply the probability that the A\A\ homozygote was the product of a selfed heterozygote plus one half times the probability ..."

4. Statistical Inference from Genetic Data on Pedigrees by Elizabeth A. Thompson (2000)
"There are two points to note about this homozygote excess and heterozygote ... Whether or not there is a homozygote excess, relative to Hardy-Weinberg ..."

5. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1912)
"Of these four groups only the last (Vn) is homozygote with reference to both ... Of the other groups there is only one homozygote in each, BS, BR, and WS, ..."

6. Breeding and the Mendelian Discovery by Arthur Dukinfield Darbishire (1911)
"homozygote, a zygote (qv) resulting from the union of two gametes bearing similar factors, which may be either both dominant, producing a dominant ..."

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