Phenotypic vs Heritability - What's the difference?

phenotypic | heritability |


As an adjective phenotypic

is of, or relating to a phenotype.

As a noun heritability is

(uncountable) the condition of being inheritable.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

phenotypic

English

Alternative forms

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Adjective

(-)
  • Of, or relating to a phenotype.
  • *2011 , "Baby you can drive my genes", The Economist , 30 Jul 2011:
  • *:Most advertisements feature people with perfectly symmetrical faces, as this is a sign of phenotypic quality – or good genes.
  • Derived terms

    * phenotypic lag * phenotypic masking * phenotypic mixing * phenotypic plasticity * phenotypic suppression * phenotypic switching * phenotypic value

    heritability

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia heritability)
  • (uncountable) The condition of being inheritable
  • (countable, genetics) The ratio of the genetic variance of a population to its phenotypic variance; i.e. the proportion of variability that is genetic in origin
  • Synonyms

    * inheritability (much less common )

    Antonyms

    * environmentability