phenotype

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noun phe·no·type \ˈfē-nə-ˌtīp\

Definition of phenotype

  1. :  the observable properties of an organism that are produced by the interaction of the genotype and the environment

phenotypic

play \ˌfē-nə-ˈti-pik\ or less commonly

phenotypical

play \ˌfē-nə-ˈti-pi-kəl\ adjective

phenotypically

play \ˌfē-nə-ˈti-pi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of phenotype

German Phänotypus, from Greek phainein to show + typos type


Medical Dictionary

phenotype

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noun phe·no·type \ˈfē-nə-ˌtīp\

Medical Definition of phenotype

  1. :  the observable properties of an organism that are produced by the interaction of the genotype and the environment—compare genotype 2

phenotypic

\ˌfē-nə-ˈtip-ik\play also

phenotypical

\-i-kəl\play adjective

phenotypically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb


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