biotype

[ bahy-uh-tahyp ]
/ ˈbaɪ əˌtaɪp /

noun Genetics.

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

Origin of biotype

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

Related forms

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

biotypic (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 forms

bi′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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