Definitions

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  • adj. Of, or relating to a phenotype.

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  • adj. of or relating to or constituting a phenotype

Etymologies

From phenotype +‎ -ic. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And yes, genetics research has consistently shown that the groups of people that share certain phenotypic traits such that we roughly group them into the major racial categories, also share a lot of non-phenotypically expressed genetic traits.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » 4. On a Bus in Kiev

  • If the large-scale evolution of life on Water and Earth are a good indication, then gravity seems to be related to an increase in phenotypic diversification.

    Ancient Predator Revealed!

  • The objectives of Dr. Kang´s current research are to determine the long-term phenotypic and genetic effects of anti-retroviral drugs on human oral epithelial cells in patients with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • This may make it possible for 23andMe to tap long-term phenotypic change, such as the progression of symptoms in patients suffering from diseases such as Parkinson's.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • But there is a more subtle form of adaptation called phenotypic plasticity which is used to describe how animals use the genes they have to change their behavior.

    Wired Top Stories

  • But evolutionary biologists believe they can detect natural selection at work in the very recent past by looking at so-called phenotypic, or bodily, data.

    NYT > Global Home

  • The scientists think the technique may be useful in showing the ability of organs to show extreme anatomical adaptations, known as phenotypic flexibility, in other species.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • This phenomenon, known as phenotypic robustness, presents an apparent contradiction: if biological systems are so resistant to variation, how do they diverge and adapt through evolutionary time?

    PLoS Biology: New Articles

  • A gene product that normally contributes to this robustness is termed a phenotypic capacitor.

    PLoS Biology: New Articles

  • R. conorii also displayed another hallmark feature of pathogens interacting with host cells, namely the phenotypic changes in the composition of several membrane proteins

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