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Meaning of genotype

gen•o•type

Pronunciation: ( jen'u-tīp", jē'nu-), [key]
— n. Genetics.
  1. the genetic makeup of an organism or group of organisms with reference to a single trait, set of traits, or an entire complex of traits.
  2. the sum total of genes transmitted from parent to offspring. Cf. phenotype.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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