gen·o·type (jĕnə-tīp′, jēnə-)
1. The genetic makeup, as distinguished from the physical appearance, of an organism or a group of organisms.
2. The combination of alleles located on homologous chromosomes that determines a specific characteristic or trait.
3. A specific combination of alleles at one or more loci on a chromosome.
[Greek genos, race; see genə- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + Latin typus, type; see TYPE.]
gen′o·typic (-tĭpĭk), gen′o·typi·cal adj.
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