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phenocopy

[fee-nuh-kop-ee]
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noun, plural phe·no·cop·ies. Genetics.
  1. the observed result of an environmentally induced, nongenetic alteration of a phenotype to a form that resembles the expression of a known genetic mutation.
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Origin of phenocopy

< German Phänokopie (1935); see phenotype, copy
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British Dictionary definitions for phenocopy

phenocopy

noun plural -copies
  1. a noninheritable change in an organism that is caused by environmental influence during development but resembles the effects of a genetic mutation
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phenocopy in Medicine

phenocopy

(fēnə-kŏp′ē)
n.
  1. An environmentally induced, nonhereditary variation in an organism, closely resembling a genetically determined trait.
  2. An individual exhibiting such a variation.
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