phenotype phe·no·type (fē'nə-tīp')
The observable physical or biochemical characteristics of an organism, as determined by both genetic makeup and environmental influences.
The expression of a specific trait, such as stature or blood type, based on genetic and environmental influences.
An individual or group of organisms exhibiting a particular phenotype.
The physical appearance of an organism as distinguished from its genetic makeup. The phenotype of an organism depends on which genes are dominant and on the interaction between genes and environment. Compare genotype.
The outward appearance of an organism; the expression of a genotype in the form of traits that can be seen and measured, such as hair or eye color.