heterozygosis[het′ər ō zī gō′sis]
- the condition of being a heterozygote
- the production of a heterozygote by the union of unlike gametes
Origin: hetero- + ModL zygosis < Gr, a joining < zygon, yoke
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- The formation of a zygote by the union of genetically different gametes.
- The condition of being a heterozygote.