Definitions for "Phenocopy"
An environmentally caused phenotype that mimics a genetic trait. For example, epilepsy can be caused by mutations in single genes (with genetic heterogeneity), and, among other causes, by brain injury, which produces a phenocopy of genetic epilepsy.
An individual in whom a phenotype, normally associated with a mutant gene, has been brought about by some factor in the environment.
FEEN-o-kop-ee An environmentally caused trait that resembles an inherited trait. 276