1. <genetics> The genetic constitution of an organism or cell, as distinct from its expressed features or phenotype.

2. <zoology> The genetic constitution of an individual or taxon. Not to be confused with type species of a genus for which it is sometimes erroneously used.

Compare: Phenotype.

(09 Jan 1998)

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