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position effect

noun, Genetics.
the alteration in the expression of a gene or genetic region due to its relocation within the genome as a result of inversion or translocation.
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1925-30 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for position-effect

position effect

the effect on the phenotype of interacting genes when their relative positions on the chromosome are altered, as by inversion
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position-effect in Medicine

position effect n.
Variation in the expression of a gene that results from changes in the gene's position along a chromosome.

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