phenocopy

noun phe·no·copy \ 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 and Etymology of phenocopy

International Scientific Vocabulary phenotype + copy


Medical Dictionary

phenocopy

noun phe·no·copy \ ˈfē-nə-ˌkäp-ē \

medical Definition of phenocopy

plural phenocopies
: 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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