Meaning of phenotype in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfiːnə(ʊ)tʌɪp/

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  • The set of observable characteristics of an individual resulting from the interaction of its genotype with the environment.

    ‘Plasticity is the property of a given genotype to produce different phenotypes depending on the environment.’
    • ‘For a parent with observed phenotypes, its actual genotypes can be inferred similarly.’
    • ‘A classic forward genetics approach relies on the identification of observable mutant phenotypes.’
    • ‘The observed data are the genotypes and the quantitative phenotypes of the subjects.’
    • ‘A quantitative model with additive effects was used to link genotypes to phenotypes.’


Early 20th century from German Phaenotypus(see pheno-, type).