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GENOTYPE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does genotype mean? 

GENOTYPE (noun)
  The noun GENOTYPE has 2 senses:

1. a group of organisms sharing a specific genetic constitution
2. the particular alleles at specified loci present in an organism

  Familiarity information: GENOTYPE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GENOTYPE (noun)


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Meaning:

A group of organisms sharing a specific genetic constitution

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("genotype" is a kind of...):

biological group (a group of plants or animals)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "genotype"):

biotype (organisms sharing a specified genotype or the genotype (or peculiarities) so shared)


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Meaning:

The particular alleles at specified loci present in an organism

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

genetic constitution; genotype

Hypernyms ("genotype" is a kind of...):

composition; constitution; makeup (the way in which someone or something is composed)


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