multifactorial in-heritance

multifactorial inheritance

noun Genetics.

Origin:
1955–60

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multifactorial inheritance mul·ti·fac·to·ri·al inheritance (mŭl'tĭ-fāk-tôr'ē-əl)
n.
Inheritance involving many factors, of which at least one is genetic but none is of overwhelming importance, as in the causation of a disease by multiple genetic and environmental factors.

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