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Meaning of homozygote

ho•mo•zy•gote

Pronunciation: (hō"mu-zī'gōt, -zig'ōt, hom"u-), [key]
— n. Biol.
  1. an organism with identical pairs of genes with respect to any given pair of hereditary characters, and therefore breeding true for that character.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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