An example of phenotype is a group of organisms which are all affected in the same ways by nature and nurture.
- the manifest characteristics of an organism collectively, including anatomical and behavioral traits, that result from both its heredity and its environment
- a group of organisms having a like phenotype
- an individual of such a group
Origin of phenotypeGerman phänotypus ; from phänomen (; from LL: see phenomenon) + typus, type
- a. The observable physical or biochemical characteristics of an organism, as determined by both genetic makeup and environmental influences.b. The expression of a specific trait, such as stature or blood type, based on genetic and environmental influences.
- An individual or group of organisms exhibiting a particular phenotype.
- phe′no·typ′ic , phe′no·typ′i·cal
- (genetics) The appearance of an organism based on a multifactorial combination of genetic traits and environmental factors, especially used in pedigrees.
(third-person singular simple present phenotypes, present participle phenotyping, simple past and past participle phenotyped)
- To evaluate or classify based on phenotype
pheno- +"Ž -type