- 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
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- the genetic constitution of an organism
- a group of organisms with the same genetic constitution
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Word Origin and History for genotypes
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- The genetic constitution of an organism or a group of organisms.
- A group or class of organisms having the same genetic constitution.
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- The genetic makeup of an organism as distinguished from its physical characteristics. Compare phenotype.
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