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phenocopy

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noun phe·no·copy \ˈfē-nə-ˌkä-pē\

Definition of phenocopy

  1. :  a phenotypic variation that is caused by unusual environmental conditions and resembles the normal expression of a genotype other than its own



Origin of phenocopy

International Scientific Vocabulary phenotype + copy


First Known Use: 1937


Medical Dictionary

phenocopy

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noun phe·no·copy \ˈfē-nə-ˌkäp-ē\

Medical Definition of phenocopy

plural phe·no·cop·ies

  1. :  a phenotypic variation that is caused by unusual environmental conditions and resembles the normal expression of a genotype other than its own




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