Definition of karyotypic in US English:

karyotypic

adjective

Medicine Biology
  • See karyotype

    • ‘Macropodine marsupials (kangaroos and wallabies) offer unique insights into current theories expositing centromere emergence during karyotypic diversification and speciation.’
    • ‘Twelve cases had complex karyotypic abnormalities, and 14 cases had a single karyotypic abnormality.’
    • ‘In addition, various karyotypic and genetic studies have found limited amounts of change in chromosomes and DNA sequences when different species of acipenseriforms are compared.’
    • ‘Our analysis of 1170 mammalian karyotypes provides strong evidence that karyotypic evolution is driven by nonrandom segregation during female meiosis.’
    • ‘Typically, altered gene dosage caused by karyotypic abnormalities results in embryonic lethality or birth defects.’

Pronunciation

karyotypic

/ˌkarēəˈtipik/