[ bahy-uh-tahyp ]

  1. a group of organisms having the same genotype.

  2. a distinguishing feature of the genotype.

Origin of biotype

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

Other words from biotype

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

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How to use biotype in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for biotype


/ (ˈbaɪəˌtaɪp) /

  1. a group of genetically identical plants within a species, produced by apomixis: Also called: microspecies

Derived forms of biotype

  • biotypic (ˌbaɪəˈtɪpɪk), adjective

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Scientific definitions for biotype


[ ə-tīp′ ]

  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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