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.
- 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
Because of different genotypes the potential of the temporal region to respond to selective demands varied from group to group.The Adductor Muscles of the Jaw In Some Primitive Reptiles | Richard C. Fox
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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