American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having the same alleles at a particular gene locus on homologous chromosomes.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or derived from like zygotes or germ-cells.
- adj. having identical alleles at corresponding chromosomal loci
“Suppression of beta-1,3-glucanase transgene expression in homozygous plants.”
“Says Dr Maya Parihar Malhotra, blood bank in-charge, Bombay Hospital, “Family studies have shown that the Bombay phenotype, called as Oh, is due to the presence in homozygous state of a rare recessive gene.””
“The companies initially plan to file for approval of mipomersen as a treatment for a rare genetic disease involving high cholesterol, known as homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, or hoFH.”
“If the genotype is the same (BB or bb) it is called homozygous recessive or homozygous dominant.”
“To date, every person confirmed as having vCJD has had a particular "homozygous" form of the human prion protein gene known as MM.”
“Yes, in fact I would guess he is “homozygous” for the condition …”
“There is no increased mortality in carriers, hardly any in folks who are homozygous for it.”
“TPMT levels have also been associated with specific genotypes. 89% of the general population is homozygous for TPMTH and have a TPMT level of 13. 8-25.1 U/mL RBC.”
“The HOXD13 homozygous variant A60A is more common in bilateral UDT and an abnormal adult sperm concentration.”
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Origin: Gk zygÅ-, var. s. of zygoÃ»n
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