phenocopy

noun
phe·​no·​copy | \ ˈfē-nə-ˌkä-pē How to pronounce phenocopy (audio) \

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

First Known Use of phenocopy

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phenocopy

International Scientific Vocabulary phenotype + copy

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“Phenocopy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phenocopy. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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phenocopy

noun
phe·​no·​copy | \ ˈfē-nə-ˌkäp-ē How to pronounce phenocopy (audio) \
plural phenocopies

Medical 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

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