the genetic makeup of an organism or group of organisms with reference to a single trait, set of traits, or an entire complex of traits.
the sum total of genes transmitted from parent to offspring.
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- gen·o·typ·ic [jen-uh-tip-ik, jee-nuh-], /ˌdʒɛn əˈtɪp ɪk, ˌdʒi nə-/, gen·o·typ·i·cal, adjective
- gen·o·typ·i·cal·ly, adverb
- Compare phenotype.
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How to use genotype in a sentence
Proximity to these resistant genotypes helped buffer the susceptible corals from the effects of the disease.Disease-resistant super corals can save vulnerable reefs | Laura Baisas | November 22, 2022 | Popular-Science
There’s the raw genetic code—the genotype—which determines the phenotype, life’s software that controls how cells behave.Scientists Used CRISPR to Trace Every Human Gene to Its Function | Shelly Fan | June 20, 2022 | Singularity Hub
Corresponding closely in general characters with S. macroceros (Grube), the genotype.
The branchi, as in the genotype and other species, strongly asymmetrically developed.
My impression is that Allen's trinitatis, of Trinidad, the genotype of Proechimys, will eventually be split.Speciation in the Brazilian Spiny Rats | Joo Moojen
British Dictionary definitions for genotype
the genetic constitution of an organism
a group of organisms with the same genetic constitution
- Compare phenotype
- genotypic (ˌdʒɛnəʊˈtɪpɪk) or genotypical, adjective
- genotypically, adverb
- genotypicity (ˌdʒɛnəʊtɪˈpɪsɪtɪ), noun
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Scientific definitions for genotype
The genetic makeup of an organism as distinguished from its physical characteristics. Compare phenotype.
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Cultural definitions for genotype
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