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- having two like alleles of a particular gene; homozygous dominant when the allele is dominant and homozygous recessive when the allele is recessive.
- in a diploid organism, characterized by both alleles being the same at a specific locus
Source: Jenkins, John B. 1990. Human Genetics, 2nd Edition. New York: Harper & Row
- Homozygous is a genetic condition where an individual inherits the same alleles for a particular gene from both parents.