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genotype

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noun ge·no·type \ˈjē-nə-ˌtīp, ˈje-\

Definition of genotype

  1. 1 [ISV gen-] :  type species

  2. 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

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First Known Use of genotype

1897


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genotype

verb ge·no·type

Definition of genotype

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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

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genotype

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

Medical Definition of genotype

  1. 1:  type species

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

genotypic

\ˌjē-nə-ˈtip-ik, ˌjen-ə-\play play also

genotypical

\-i-kəl\play adjective

genotypically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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genotype

transitive verb ge·no·type

Medical Definition of genotype

genotyped

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genotyping

  1. :  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 Medicine, 21 Nov. 2013


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