genotype

[ jen-uh-tahyp, jee-nuh- ]
/ ˈdʒɛn əˌtaɪp, ˈdʒi nə- /

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.

Nearby words

  1. genomic sequencing,
  2. genomics,
  3. genospecies,
  4. genotoxic,
  5. genotoxin,
  6. genova,
  7. genovese,
  8. genre,
  9. genre-busting,
  10. genro

Compare phenotype.

Origin of genotype

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

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 genotypic

genotype

/ (ˈdʒɛnəʊˌtaɪp) /

noun

the genetic constitution of an organism
a group of organisms with the same genetic constitution
Compare phenotype

Derived Formsgenotypic (ˌdʒɛnəʊˈtɪpɪk) or genotypical, adjectivegenotypically, adverbgenotypicity (ˌdʒɛnəʊtɪˈpɪsɪtɪ), noun

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Word Origin and History for genotypic

genotype

n.

"genetic constitution of an individual," 1910, from German Genotypus (Wilhelm Johannsen, 1909); see gene + type. Earlier the same word was used with a sense of "type species of a genus" (1897); in this case, the first element is from genus.

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Medicine definitions for genotypic

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.
Related formsgen′o•typi•cal (-tĭpĭ-kəl) adj.


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Science definitions for genotypic

genotype

[ jĕnə-tīp′, jēnə-tīp′ ]

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

genotype

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

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