[ jen-uh-tahyp, jee-nuh- ]
/ ˈdʒɛn əˌtaɪp, ˈdʒi nə- /
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
< German Genotypus
(1909); see gene
Related formsgen·o·typ·ic [jen-uh-tip-ik, jee-nuh-] /ˌdʒɛn əˈtɪp ɪk, ˌdʒi nə-/, gen·o·typ·i·cal, adjectivegen·o·typ·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for genotype
the genetic constitution of an organism
a group of organisms with the same genetic constitution
Derived Formsgenotypic (ˌdʒɛnəʊˈtɪpɪk) or genotypical, adjectivegenotypically, adverbgenotypicity (ˌdʒɛnəʊtɪˈpɪsɪtɪ), noun
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Medicine definitions for genotype
The genetic constitution of an organism or a group of organisms.
A group or class of organisms having the same genetic constitution.
Related formsgen′o•typ′i•cal (-tĭp′ĭ-kəl) adj.
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Science definitions for 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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