genotype [ jen- uh-tahyp, jee-n uh- ] SHOW IPA / ˈdʒɛn əˌtaɪp, ˈdʒi nə- / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun Genetics. 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. QUIZZES WHO SAID IT: A QUIZ ON PRESIDENTIAL WIT AND WISDOM
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Origin of genotype
-type OTHER WORDS FROM genotype gen·o·typ·ic [jen- uh- tip-ik, jee-n uh-], /ˌdʒɛn əˈtɪp ɪk, ˌdʒi nə-/, gen·o·typ·i·cal, adjective gen·o·typ·i·cal·ly, adverb Words nearby genotype genomic sequencing
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Example sentences from the Web for genotype British Dictionary definitions for genotype noun the genetic constitution of an organism a group of organisms with the same genetic constitution Derived forms of genotype genotypic ( ˌdʒɛnəʊˈtɪpɪk) or genotypical, adjective genotypically, adverb genotypicity ( ˌdʒɛnəʊtɪˈpɪsɪtɪ), noun
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Medical definitions for genotype n. The genetic constitution of an organism or a group of organisms. A group or class of organisms having the same genetic constitution. Other words from genotype gen′o•typ ( ′i•cal -tĭp) ′ĭ-kəl adj.
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Scientific definitions for genotype genotype [ jĕn ′ə-tīp′, jē ′nə-tīp′ ] The genetic makeup of an organism as distinguished from its physical characteristics. Compare phenotype.
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Cultural definitions for genotype
A combination of
alleles situated on corresponding chromosomes that determines a specific trait.
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