phenocopy


phe·no·copy

noun \ˈfē-nə-ˌkä-pē\

Definition of PHENOCOPY

:  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

phe·no·copy

noun \ˈfē-nə-ˌkäp-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural phe·no·cop·ies

Medical Definition of PHENOCOPY

: 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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