from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The genetic makeup, as distinguished from the physical appearance, of an organism or a group of organisms.
- n. The combination of alleles located on homologous chromosomes that determines a specific characteristic or trait.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The combination of alleles, situated on corresponding chromosomes, that determines a specific trait of an individual, such as "Aa" or "aa".
- n. A group of organisms having the same genetic constitution.
- v. To determine the genotype of.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A group of organisms sharing a specific genetic constitution.
- n. The genetic constitution of an organism, specifying the particular alleles at defined loci in the genome; -- used with respect to one gene, a specific group of genes, or the entire set of genes within the organism. Contrasted with
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The type specimen or original description or illustration of a genus. See type specimen, under type.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a group of organisms sharing a specific genetic constitution
- n. the particular alleles at specified loci present in an organism
Greek genos, race; + Latin typus, type; see type.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
geno- + type (Wiktionary)