Definition of genotype noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdʒenətaɪp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒenətaɪp//
; BrE BrE//ˈdʒiːnətaɪp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒiːnətaɪp//
(biology) Genetic engineering
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the combination of genes that a particular living thing carries, some of which may not be noticed from its appearance compare phenotype See related entries: Genetic engineering Word Originearly 20th cent.: from German Genotypus, from Greek genos ‘race, offspring’ + -tupos ‘type’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: genotype