Medical Definition of Heterozygote
Heterozygote: An individual who has two different forms of a particular gene, one inherited from each parent. A heterozygote for cystic fibrosis (CF) has the CF gene on one chromosome 7 and the normal paired gene on the other chromosome 7. Also known as carrier.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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