genotypes


noun Genetics.

  1. the genetic makeup of an organism or group of organisms with reference to a single trait, set of traits, or an entire complex of traits.
  2. the sum total of genes transmitted from parent to offspring.

noun

  1. the genetic constitution of an organism
  2. a group of organisms with the same genetic constitution
n.

“genetic constitution of an individual,” 1910, from German Genotypus (Wilhelm Johannsen, 1909); see gene + type. Earlier the same word was used with a sense of “type species of a genus” (1897); in this case, the first element is from genus.

n.

  1. The genetic constitution of an organism or a group of organisms.
  2. A group or class of organisms having the same genetic constitution.

  1. The genetic makeup of an organism as distinguished from its physical characteristics. Compare phenotype.

A combination of alleles situated on corresponding chromosomes that determines a specific trait.

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