heterozygous genotype

(HEH-teh-roh-ZY-gus JEE-noh-tipe)

Occurs when the two alleles at a particular gene locus are different. A heterozygous genotype may include one normal allele and one mutation, or two different mutations. The latter is called a compound heterozygote.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "heterozygous genotype"

Heterozygous