Meaning of homozygous

ho•mo•zy•gous

Pronunciation: (hō"mu-zī'gus, hom"u-), [key]
— adj. Biol.
  1. having identical pairs of genes for any given pair of hereditary characteristics.
  2. of or pertaining to a homozygote.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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