Definition of heterozygote noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌhetərəˈzaɪɡəʊt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhetərəˈzaɪɡoʊt//
(biology) Genetic engineering
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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 See related entries: Genetic engineering
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: heterozygote