- 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.
genotype definition by Webster's New World
- 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: ; from Classical Greek genos, race, kind (see genus) plush -type
genotype definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
Origin: Greek genos, race; see genə- in Indo-European roots + Latin typus, type; see type.
- genˌo·typˈic , genˌo·typˈi·cal adjective
- genˌo·typˈi·cal·ly adverb
genotype - Cultural Definition
genotype - Medical Definition
- The genetic constitution of an organism or a group of organisms.
- A group or class of organisms having the same genetic constitution.
- genotypical adjective
genotype - Science Definition