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Describing an organism or cell in which the alleles at a given locus on homologous chromosomes are different. The aspect of the feature displayed by the organism will be that determined by the dominant allele. Heterozygous organisms, called heterozygotes, do not breed true. Compare homozygous.

Subjects: Biological Sciences.


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