[ jen-uh-tahyp, jee-nuh- ]
/ ˈdʒɛn əˌtaɪp, ˈdʒi nə- /
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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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM genotypegen·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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How to use genotype in a sentence
“We were interested in identifying whether that simplicity at the venom level was also reflected in the genotype,” says Mark Margres, an evolutionary biologist at the University of South Florida and coauthor of the new findings.Rattlesnake venom is lethal, but understanding it could save lives|Kate Baggaley|January 25, 2021|Popular-Science
A demonstration is given in this instance of the interaction between a given genotypic constitution and a special environment.Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila|Thomas Hunt Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for genotype
/ (ˈdʒɛnəʊˌtaɪp) /
the genetic constitution of an organism
a group of organisms with the same genetic constitution
Derived forms of genotypegenotypic (ˌdʒɛnəʊˈtɪpɪk) or genotypical, adjectivegenotypically, adverbgenotypicity (ˌdʒɛnəʊtɪˈpɪsɪtɪ), noun
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Scientific 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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Cultural definitions for genotype
A combination of alleles situated on corresponding chromosomes that determines a specific trait.
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