Definition of phenotype in English:

phenotype

noun

Biology
  • The set of observable characteristics of an individual resulting from the interaction of its genotype with the environment.

    • ‘A classic forward genetics approach relies on the identification of observable mutant phenotypes.’
    • ‘Plasticity is the property of a given genotype to produce different phenotypes depending on the environment.’
    • ‘A quantitative model with additive effects was used to link genotypes to phenotypes.’
    • ‘For a parent with observed phenotypes, its actual genotypes can be inferred similarly.’
    • ‘The observed data are the genotypes and the quantitative phenotypes of the subjects.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from German Phaenotypus (see pheno-, type).

Pronunciation:

phenotype

/ˈfēnəˌtīp/