biotype

[ bahy-uh-tahyp ]
/ ˈbaɪ əˌtaɪp /

noun Genetics.

a group of organisms having the same genotype.
a distinguishing feature of the genotype.

Nearby words

  1. biotoxin,
  2. biotransformation,
  3. biotron,
  4. biotroph,
  5. bioturbation,
  6. biovar,
  7. biovular,
  8. biowarfare,
  9. bioweapon,
  10. bipack

Origin of biotype

First recorded in 1905–10; bio- + -type

Related formsbi·o·typ·ic [bahy-uh-tip-ik] /ˌbaɪ əˈtɪp ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for biotype

biotype

/ (ˈbaɪəˌtaɪp) /

noun

a group of genetically identical plants within a species, produced by apomixisAlso called: microspecies
Derived Formsbiotypic (ˌbaɪəˈtɪpɪk), adjective

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Medicine definitions for biotype

biotype

[ bīə-tīp′ ]

n.

A population or group of individuals having the same genotype.
Related formsbi′o•typic (-tĭpĭk) adj.


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Science definitions for biotype

biotype

[ bīə-tīp′ ]

A group of organisms having the same or nearly the same genotype, such as a particular strain of an insect species.
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