Meaning of heterozygous

het•er•o•zy•gous

Pronunciation: (het"ur-u-zī'gus), [key]
— adj. Biol.
  1. having dissimilar pairs of genes for any hereditary characteristic.
  2. of or pertaining to a heterozygote.
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