Definition of heterozygosity in English:

heterozygosity

noun

Genetics
  • See heterozygote

    • ‘The model was used to estimate the heterozygosity, and the mean number and size of haplotype blocks for each chromosome.’
    • ‘For each population, we estimated the expected heterozygosity as one minus the sum of the squared allele frequencies.’
    • ‘None of the other ADHR haplotypes showed a significant reduction or excess of nucleotide heterozygosity.’
    • ‘We also analyzed the average heterozygosity and number of alleles per locus for each chromosome.’
    • ‘The mean expected heterozygosity was 0.84 and the mean observed heterozygosity was 0.73.’

Pronunciation

heterozygosity

/-zīˈɡäsitē/