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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The condition of a heterozygote having a phenotype that is more pronounced or better adapted than that of either homozygote.

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  • noun The state of a gene wherein a heterozygote has a higher risk of disease than either of its homozygote parents.

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