Meaning of heteroduplex in English:

heteroduplex

Pronunciation /ˌhɛt(ə)rə(ʊ)ˈdjuːplɛks/

adjective

Biochemistry
  • (of a nucleic acid) consisting of two partly mismatched polynucleotide strands derived from two different parent molecules.

noun

Biochemistry
  • A heteroduplex nucleic acid.

Origin

1960s from hetero- + duplex.