Definitions

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  • Prefix indicating an observable characteristic. Example: phenotype.
  • Used in IUPAC names to indicate the presence of a phenol group. Example: phenobarbital.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek φαίνω (phainō, "I shine").

Examples

  • Food-initiated outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus analyzed by pheno- and genotyping.

    SUPERBUG

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