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noun Genetics.
  1. a group of organisms having the same genotype.
  2. a distinguishing feature of the genotype.
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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


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


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


  1. 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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