noun. the state of being heterozygous; having two different alleles of the same gene.
- -ity (English)
- -ité (French)
- heterozygous (English)
- -zygous (English)
Example sentences of the word heterozygosity
1. Noun, singular or mass
If the round seed parent was homozygous, then the offspring would all receive a dominant allele as well, resulting in uniform heterozygosity and round seeds.