- the observed result of an environmentally induced, nongenetic alteration of a phenotype to a form that resembles the expression of a known genetic mutation.
Origin of phenocopy
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- a noninheritable change in an organism that is caused by environmental influence during development but resembles the effects of a genetic mutation
- An environmentally induced, nonhereditary variation in an organism, closely resembling a genetically determined trait.
- An individual exhibiting such a variation.