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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a phenotype

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  • adj. of or relating to or constituting a phenotype


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phenotypic +‎ -al


  • Problem is, all “race” refers to, typically, is skin color or eye structure — phenotypical expressions of very minor genetic differences.

    Think Progress » Beck: ‘African-American is a bogus, PC, made-up term. I mean, that’s not a race.’

  • Perhaps it brings to mind toxic Lehman Brothers and AIG, and the opportunistic mimics from Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase and phenotypical bank fraudsters who assumed the poisonous colors of the too-big-to-fail defense.

    Kenny Ausubel: The Sting: Social Biomimicry and The Role of Fraud in Nature

  • But * any* non-Christian religious group gets that same flack if not worse because there's the double whammy of religious and cultural difference and a phenotypical difference.

    Burning Man and the Indigenous Community. - Feministing

  • This means the phenotypical change corresponding to the genetic change is not any advantage to the organism.

    Coordinated Evolution

  • Human beings are hard-wired “to favor alliances . . . with others in direct proportion to degree of kinship and/or phenotypical similarity to these”; they display a “biologically based predisposition to have negative attitudes toward others on the basis of real or perceived differences that are typically, though not exclusively, of an ethnic nature.”

    Ideology as cultural marker

  • Unsurprisingly, they are related to what makes us men in the phenotypical sense

    Y are men disappearing? | clusterflock

  • Jamaicans just like to have names for people that describe their phenotypical attributes.

    I am older than I think

  • Thus, some thinkers categorized humans into only four distinct races (typically white or Caucasian, black or African, yellow or Asian, and red or Native American), and downplayed any phenotypical distinctions within racial groups (such as those between Scandavians and Spaniards within the white or Caucasian race).


  • There are a very few genes that map directly to a single phenotypical trait, such as eye color.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • More often, though, you get some phenotypical clusters that would be helpful in some circumstances, e.g. a famine, but which are bad in others, hello Type II diabetes.

    Archive 2007-03-01


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