phenocopy

noun

phe·​no·​copy ˈfē-nə-ˌkä-pē How to pronounce phenocopy (audio)
: a phenotypic variation that is caused by unusual environmental conditions and resembles the normal expression of a genotype other than its own

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary phenotype + copy

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phenocopy was in 1937

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“Phenocopy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phenocopy. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

phenocopy

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