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polygene

[pol-ee-jeen] /ˈpɒl iˌdʒin/
noun
1.
one of a group of nonallelic genes that together control a quantitative characteristic in an organism.
Also called quantitative gene.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; back formation from polygenic; see poly-, gene, -ic
Related forms
polygenic
[pol-ee-jen-ik] /ˌpɒl iˈdʒɛn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for polygene

polygene

/ˈpɒlɪˌdʒiːn/
noun
1.
any of a group of genes that each produce a small quantitative effect on a particular characteristic of the phenotype, such as height
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polygene in Medicine

polygene pol·y·gene (pŏl'ē-jēn')
n.
One of a group of nonallelic genes acting together to produce quantitative variations of a particular character.

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