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Pronunciation: hem'e-zi'got

Definition: An individual hemizygous with respect to one or more specified loci; a normal male is a hemizygote with respect to the gene for all X-linked or Y-linked genes in his genome.

[hemi- + G. zygotos, yoked]

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