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Meaning of phenocopy

phe•no•cop•y

Pronunciation: (fē'nu-kop"ē), [key]
— pl. -cop•ies.
  1. the observed result of an environmentally induced, nongenetic alteration of a phenotype to a form that resembles the expression of a known genetic mutation.
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