phenotype [ fee-n uh-tahyp ] SHOW IPA / ˈfi nəˌtaɪp / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun Genetics. the observable constitution of an organism. the appearance of an organism resulting from the interaction of the genotype and the environment. QUIZZES QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!
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Origin of phenotype
-type OTHER WORDS FROM phenotype phe·no·typ·ic [fee-n uh- tip-ik], /ˌfi nəˈtɪp ɪk/, phe·no·typ·i·cal, adjective phe·no·typ·i·cal·ly, adverb Words nearby phenotype phenomenology
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Example sentences from the Web for phenotype noun the physical and biochemical characteristics of an organism as determined by the interaction of its genetic constitution and the environment Compare genotype Derived forms of phenotype phenotypic ( ˌfiːnəʊˈtɪpɪk) or phenotypical, adjective phenotypically, adverb
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n. The observable physical or biochemical characteristics of an organism, as determined by both genetic makeup and environmental influences. The expression of a specific trait, such as stature or blood type, based on genetic and environmental influences. An individual or group of organisms exhibiting a particular phenotype. Other words from phenotype phe′no•typ ( ′ic -tĭp) ′ĭk adj.
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The physical appearance of an organism as distinguished from its genetic makeup. The phenotype of an organism depends on which genes are dominant and on the interaction between genes and environment. Compare genotype.
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The outward appearance of an organism; the expression of a
genotype in the form of traits that can be seen and measured, such as hair or eye color.
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