Heterozygous in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Heterozygous

having two genes that are different, with one being recessive and one being dominant

Examples of Heterozygous in a sentence

Heterozygous eye color alleles led the boy to look like his brown-eyed mother but not his blue-eyed father. 🔊

If both gene alleles are different, the organism is heterozygous for that particular trait. 🔊

Since sickle cell disease requires two alleles that are alike, a person with a heterozygous would not have the disease. 🔊

With one dominant allele and one that is recessive, the heterozygous gene pair brought forth a baby with red hair. 🔊

Heterozygous carriers of two independent alleles in the same gene often have the trait that is dominant of the two. 🔊

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