genotype[jen′ə tīp′, jē′nə-]
- The definition of genotype is the genetic constitution or genetic makeup of a particular organism or group of organisms.
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is an example of genotype.
- Genotype is defined as to investigate the genetic makeup or constitution of an organism or group of organisms, or to assign an organism into a specific group based on its genetic constitution.
When you look at the genetic characteristics of a particular type of insect to determine its genetic makeup and group it with like insects, this is an example of where you genotype.
- the fundamental constitution of an organism in terms of its hereditary factors
- a group of organisms each having the same hereditary characteristics
- the type species of a genus
Origin of genotype; from Classical Greek genos, race, kind (see genus) + -type
- The genetic makeup, as distinguished from the physical appearance, of an organism or a group of organisms.
- The combination of alleles located on homologous chromosomes that determines a specific characteristic or trait.
- A specific combination of alleles at one or more loci on a chromosome.
Origin of genotypeGreek genos, race; see gen&schwa;- in Indo-European roots + Latin typus, type; see type.
- gen′o·typ′ic , gen′o·typ′i·cal
(third-person singular simple present genotypes, present participle genotyping, simple past and past participle genotyped)
- To determine the genotype of.
geno- + type