heterozygosis[het′ər ō zī gō′sis]
heterozygosis definition by Webster's New World
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- the condition of being a heterozygote
- the production of a heterozygote by the union of unlike gametes
Origin: hetero- plush Modern Latin zygosis ; from Classical Greek a joining ; from zygon, yoke
heterozygosis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The formation of a zygote by the union of genetically different gametes.
- The condition of being a heterozygote.