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[fee-nuh-kop-ee] /ˈfi nəˌkɒp i/

noun, plural phenocopies. Genetics.
the observed result of an environmentally induced, nongenetic alteration of a phenotype to a form that resembles the expression of a known genetic mutation.
noun (pl) -copies
a noninheritable change in an organism that is caused by environmental influence during development but resembles the effects of a genetic mutation

phenocopy phe·no·cop·y (fē’nə-kŏp’ē)


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