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phenotype

play
noun phe·no·type \ˈfē-nə-ˌtīp\

Definition of phenotype

  1. :  the observable properties of an organism that are produced by the interaction of the genotype and the environment

phenotypic play \ˌfē-nə-ˈti-pik\ also phenotypical play \-pi-kəl\ adjective
phenotypically play \-pi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of phenotype

German Phänotypus, from Greek phainein to show + typos type


First Known Use: circa 1911


Medical Dictionary

phenotype

play
noun phe·no·type \ˈfē-nə-ˌtīp\

Medical Definition of phenotype

  1. :  the observable properties of an organism that are produced by the interaction of the genotype and the environment—compare genotype 2

phenotypic \ˌfē-nə-ˈtip-ik\play also phenotypical \-i-kəl\play adjective
phenotypically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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