phenocopy definition

  • noun:
    • An environmentally induced, nonhereditary difference in an organism, closely resembling a genetically determined trait.
    • A variation in an organism that resembles a genetic one, but has actually an environmental rather than an inherited cause, and it is perhaps not inherited
  • verb:
    • To copy an inherited difference through environmental manipulation

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