- Pertaining to an animal produced by combining blastomeres of different genotypes ( i.e., from different pairs of parents). SEE ALSO: mosaic. [allo- + G. phaino, to appear, + -ic]
* * *al·lo·phen·ic .al-ə-'fen-ik adj produced from a mosaic cellular mass composed of cells integrated from two or more genetically different embryos
* * *al·lo·phe·nic (al″o-feґnik) [allo- + phen- + -ic] 1. of or relating to single individuals originating from more than one conceptus. 2. having orderly coexistence of cells with different phenotypes ascribable to known allelic genotypic differences; mosaic.
Medical dictionary. 2011.