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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Penetrance
A characteristic of a genotype; it refers to the likelihood that a clinical condition will occur when a particular genotype is present.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.