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1. The genetic makeup, as distinguished from the physical appearance, of an organism or a group of organisms.
2. The combination of alleles located on homologous chromosomes that determines a specific characteristic or trait.
3. A specific combination of alleles at one or more loci on a chromosome.
gen′o·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk), gen′o·typ′i·cal adj.
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