Definition of phenotype adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



adjective, noun
BrE BrE//ˈfiːnətaɪp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfiːnətaɪp//
(biology) Genetic engineering
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the set of characteristics of a living thing, resulting from its combination of genes and the effect of its environment compare genotype See related entries: Genetic engineering Word Originearly 20th cent.: from German Phaenotypus (from pheno-, from Greek phainein ‘to show’ and type).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: phenotype