Homozygous in a Sentence 🔊

Definition of Homozygous

matching in kind, often related to genetics

Examples of Homozygous in a sentence

Because Will carries two matching alleles for blue eyes, he is homozygous for that physical characteristic. 🔊

Tina is homozygous for sickle cell anemia because her parents gave her identical alleles for the condition.  🔊

Although Jim has one orange and two apples, he needs three oranges to make a homozygous glass of orange juice. 🔊

Being homozygous for a trait means you have identical alleles in the gene responsible for that attribute.  🔊

While the alleles Xx are heterozygous, the xx alleles are homozygous because they are alike.  🔊

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