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pleiotropism

/plaɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm/
noun
1.
(genetics) the condition of a gene of affecting more than one characteristic of the phenotype
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pleiotropism in Medicine

pleiotropism plei·ot·ro·pism (plī-ŏt'rə-pĭz'əm) or plei·ot·ro·py (-pē)
n.
The control by a single gene of several distinct and seemingly unrelated phenotypic effects.


plei'o·trop'ic (plī'ə-trŏp'ĭk, -trō'pĭk) adj.
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