phenotyping

noun
phe·​no·​typ·​ing | \ ˈfē-nə-ˌtī-piŋ How to pronounce phenotyping (audio) \

Definition of phenotyping

: the activity or process of determining, analyzing, or predicting all or part of an organism's phenotype Plant phenotyping, which is the assessment of expressed traits (as influenced by genetic make-up and changes in the environment), is a vital process in crop improvement programs.— Sindhuja Sankaran specifically : dna phenotyping In a technique known as phenotyping, scientists are able to determine the physical appearance of an individual based solely on their DNA. — Rachel Huang … it had already created 100 or so genetic profiles through its phenotyping service, which creates a composite image from DNA for police to circulate in hopes of getting a lead. — Megan Molteni

First Known Use of phenotyping

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Phenotyping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phenotyping. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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