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Meaning of heterozygote

het•er•o•zy•gote

Pronunciation: (het"ur-u-zī'gōt, -zig'ōt), [key]
— n. Genetics.
  1. a hybrid containing genes for two unlike forms of a characteristic, and therefore not breeding true to type.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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