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Definition of heterozygote noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

heterozygote

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌhɛt̮ərəˈzaɪɡoʊt//
 
(biology)
 
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a living thing that has two varying forms of a particular gene, and whose young may therefore vary in a particular characteristic
heterozygous
 
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NAmE//ˌhɛt̮ərəˈzaɪɡəs//
 
adjective
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: heterozygote