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



BrE BrE//ˌhɒməˈzaɪɡəʊt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhɑːməˈzaɪɡoʊt//
(biology) Genetic engineering
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a living thing that has only one form of a particular gene, and whose young are more likely to share a particular characteristic See related entries: Genetic engineering
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: homozygote