BEHAVIORAL PHENOTYPE

n. a syndrome which is genetic or chromosomal in origin. It manifests as cognitive, motor, linguistic, and behavioral abnormalities which are consistent with the symptoms of a biological disorder. In general, these symptoms may or may not be a sign of psychiatric disorder.

BEHAVIORAL PHENOTYPE: "Correlating intellectual disabilty and behavioral phenotype, the level of disability is often affected by the severity in phenotypic expression."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "BEHAVIORAL PHENOTYPE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/behavioral-phenotype/ (accessed October 22, 2017).
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