genotype [ jen- uh-tahyp, jee-n uh- ] SHOW IPA / ˈdʒɛn əˌtaɪp, ˈdʒi nə- / PHONETIC RESPELLING EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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. Origin of genotype
-type Related forms 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
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Examples 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 genotypic ( ˌdʒɛnəʊˈtɪpɪk) or genotypical, adjective genotypically, adverb genotypicity ( ˌdʒɛnəʊtɪˈpɪsɪtɪ), noun
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Word Origin and History for genotype n.
"genetic constitution of an individual," 1910, from German
Genotypus (Wilhelm Johannsen, 1909); see gene + type. Earlier the same word was used with a sense of "type species of a genus" (1897); in this case, the first element is from genus.
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Medicine 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. Related forms gen′o•typ ( ′i•cal -tĭp) ′ĭ-kəl adj.
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Science 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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Culture definitions for genotype
A combination of
alleles situated on corresponding chromosomes that determines a specific trait.
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