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biotype

[ bahy-uh-tahyp ]
/ ˈbaɪ əˌtaɪp /
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noun Genetics.

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

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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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British Dictionary definitions for biotype

biotype
/ (ˈbaɪəˌtaɪp) /

noun

a group of genetically identical plants within a species, produced by apomixisAlso called: microspecies

Derived forms of biotype

biotypic (ˌbaɪəˈtɪpɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for biotype

biotype
[ bīə-tīp′ ]

n.

A population or group of individuals having the same genotype.

Other words from biotype

bi′o•typic (-tĭpĭk) adj.
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Scientific 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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