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multiple factors

plural noun, Genetics.
a series of two or more pairs of genes responsible for the development of complex, quantitative characters, as size or yield.
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1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But if multiple factors are present and persist it can result in sustained aggression or even colony collapse.
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multiple factors

plural noun
(genetics) two or more genes that act as a unit, producing cumulative effects in the phenotype
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