Phenotype definition

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The manifest characteristics of an organism collectively, including anatomical and behavioral traits, that result from both its heredity and its environment.
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To evaluate or classify based on phenotype.
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Phenotype is defined as the physical and psychological characteristics of an organism from both genetics and environment, or a group of organisms having like traits.

An example of phenotype is a group of organisms which are all affected in the same ways by nature and nurture.

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The observable physical or biochemical characteristics of an organism, as determined by both genetic makeup and environmental influences.
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The expression of a specific trait, such as stature or blood type, based on genetic and environmental influences.
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A group of organisms having a like phenotype.
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An individual of such a group.
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An individual or group of organisms exhibiting a particular phenotype.
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The observable physical or biochemical characteristics of an organism, as determined by both genetic makeup and environmental influences.
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The expression of a specific trait, such as stature or blood type, based on genetic and environmental influences.
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(genetics) The appearance of an organism based on a multifactorial combination of genetic traits and environmental factors, especially used in pedigrees.
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(biology) Any observable characteristic of an organism, such as its morphological, developmental, biochemical or physiological properties, or its behavior.
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An individual or group of organisms exhibiting a particular phenotype.
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The physical appearance of an organism as distinguished from its genetic makeup. The phenotype of an organism depends on which genes are dominant and on the interaction between genes and environment.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
phenotype
Plural:
phenotypes

Origin of phenotype

  • pheno- +"Ž -type

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