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genotype

Pronunciation: jen'o-tip

Definition:

  1. The genetic constitution of an individual.
  2. Gene combination at one specific locus or any specified combination of loci. For specific blood group genotypes, see Blood Groups Appendix.

[G. genos, birth, descent, + typos, type]

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