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genotype

[ jen-uh-tahyp, jee-nuh- ]
/ ˈdʒɛn əˌtaɪp, ˈdʒi nə- /
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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.
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Origin of genotype

<German Genotypus (1909); see gene, -o-, -type

OTHER WORDS FROM genotype

gen·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

genotype
/ (ˈdʒɛnəʊˌtaɪp) /

noun
the genetic constitution of an organism
a group of organisms with the same genetic constitution
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Derived forms of genotype

genotypic (ˌdʒɛnəʊˈtɪpɪk) or genotypical, adjectivegenotypically, adverbgenotypicity (ˌdʒɛnəʊtɪˈpɪsɪtɪ), noun
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Medical definitions for genotype

genotype
[ jĕnə-tīp′, jēnə- ]

n.
The genetic constitution of an organism or a group of organisms.
A group or class of organisms having the same genetic constitution.

Other words from genotype

gen′o•typi•cal (-tĭpĭ-kəl) adj.
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Scientific definitions for genotype

genotype
[ jĕnə-tīp′, jēnə-tīp′ ]

The genetic makeup of an organism as distinguished from its physical characteristics. Compare phenotype.
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Cultural definitions for genotype

genotype

A combination of alleles situated on corresponding chromosomes that determines a specific trait.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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