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genotype

[jen-uh-tahyp, jee-nuh-] /ˈdʒɛn əˌtaɪp, ˈdʒi nə-/
noun, Genetics.
1.
the genetic makeup of an organism or group of organisms with reference to a single trait, set of traits, or an entire complex of traits.
2.
the sum total of genes transmitted from parent to offspring.
Compare phenotype.
Origin
< German Genotypus (1909); see gene, -o-, -type
Related forms
genotypic
[jen-uh-tip-ik, jee-nuh-] /ˌdʒɛn əˈtɪp ɪk, ˌdʒi nə-/ (Show IPA),
genotypical, adjective
genotypically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for genotypic

genotype

/ˈdʒɛnəʊˌtaɪp/
noun
1.
the genetic constitution of an organism
2.
a group of organisms with the same genetic constitution
Compare phenotype
Derived Forms
genotypic (ˌdʒɛnəʊˈtɪpɪk), genotypical, adjective
genotypically, adverb
genotypicity (ˌdʒɛnəʊtɪˈpɪsɪtɪ) noun
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Word Origin and History for genotypic

genotype

n.

"genetic constitution of an individual," 1910, from German Genotypus (Wilhelm Johannsen, 1909); see gene + type. Earlier the same word was used with a sense of "type species of a genus" (1897); in this case, the first element is from genus.

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genotypic in Medicine

genotype gen·o·type (jěn'ə-tīp', jē'nə-)
n.

  1. The genetic constitution of an organism or a group of organisms.

  2. A group or class of organisms having the same genetic constitution.


gen'o·typ'i·cal (-tĭp'ĭ-kəl) adj.
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genotypic in Science
genotype
  (jěn'ə-tīp', jē'nə-tīp')   
The genetic makeup of an organism as distinguished from its physical characteristics. Compare phenotype.
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genotypic in Culture

genotype definition


A combination of alleles situated on corresponding chromosomes that determines a specific trait.

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