1

genotype

noun ge·no·type \ ˈjē-nə-ˌtīp , ˈje- \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of genotype

1
[ISV gen-]
:type species
2
[ISV gene]
:all or part of the genetic constitution of an individual or group — compare phenotype

genotypic

play \ˌjē-nə-ˈti-pik, ˌje-\ or less commonly genotypical play \ˌjē-nə-ˈti-pi-kəl, ˌje-\ adjective

genotypically

play \ˌjē-nə-ˈti-pi-k(ə-)lē, ˌje-\ adverb

Recent Examples of genotype from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'genotype.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of genotype

1897


2

genotype

verb

Definition of genotype

transitive verb
:to determine all or part of the genetic constitution of
  • Because many Icelanders have now been genotyped, meaning their DNA has been analyzed at many sites spaced across the genome, the Decode researchers were able to pick a set of 40 sites where the DNA variations were diagnostic of geographic origin.
  • —Nicholas Wade
  • Genotyping of multiple B. pseudomallei colonies from several tissue sites from four patients … showed substantial genetic diversity within a single patient …
  • —W. Joost Wiersinga

First Known Use of genotype

1946


Medical Dictionary

1

genotype

noun ge·no·type \ ˈjē-nə-ˌtīp , ˈjen-ə- \

medical Definition of genotype

2 :all or part of the genetic constitution of an individual or group — compare phenotype

genotypic

play \ˌjē-nə-ˈtip-ik, ˌjen-ə-\ also genotypical play \-i-kəl\ adjective

genotypically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

2

genotype

transitive verb

medical Definition of genotype

genotyped; genotyping
:to determine the genotype of
  • DNA samples from the participants were genotyped for two common single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the coding region of the vitamin D–binding protein gene …
  • —Camille E. Powe et al.The New England Journal of Medicine21 Nov. 2013


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up genotype? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to praise usually to excess

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!