Definition of heterozygosis in English:

heterozygosis

Syllabification: het·er·o·zy·go·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌhetərōzīˈgōsis
 
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noun

  • 1 Genetics The state of being a heterozygote.
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    • It was also at BARC that Wright first proposed the variable he designated as F to express an inbreeding coefficient, the mathematical correlation that measures the decrease in heterozygosis from that in the foundation stock.
    • The majority of chromosomes carrying these inversions will be found in heterozygosis, and thus we expect a larger reduction of recombination than in inversions with higher frequency.
    • It was 1913 before convincing cytological evidence for female heterozygosis was produced in moths.
  • 1.1 Biology The formation of a zygote through the fusion of genetically different gametes.

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