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Definition of "homozygous" []

  • Having the same alleles at a particular gene locus on homologous chromosomes. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "homozygous" in a sentence
  • "Suppression of beta-1,3-glucanase transgene expression in homozygous plants."
  • "Says Dr Maya Parihar Malhotra, blood bank in-charge, Bombay Hospital, “Family studies have shown that the Bombay phenotype, called as Oh, is due to the presence in homozygous state of a rare recessive gene.”"
  • "The companies initially plan to file for approval of mipomersen as a treatment for a rare genetic disease involving high cholesterol, known as homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, or hoFH."