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phenocopy

[ fee-nuh-kop-ee ]
/ ˈfi nəˌkɒp i /
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noun, plural phe·no·cop·ies.Genetics.
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
/ (ˈfiːnəʊˌkɒpɪ) /

noun plural -copies
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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