biotype

noun

bio·​type ˈbī-ō-ˌtīp How to pronounce biotype (audio)
: the organisms sharing a specified genotype
also : the genotype shared or its distinguishing peculiarity
biotypic adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The same can be said for feline enteric coronavirus, which when passaged multiple times, results in furin cleavage mutations that correlate with transformation to a more pathogenic biotype. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 Others may have a biotype of negative bias, which is a tendency to look at the future in dark terms, as though everything is going to go wrong. Marianne Schnall, Forbes, 26 May 2021

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Word History

Etymology

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First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of biotype was in 1906

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“Biotype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biotype. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

biotype

noun

bio·​type -ˌtīp How to pronounce biotype (audio)
: the organisms sharing a specified genotype
also : the genotype shared or its distinguishing peculiarity
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