from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of a group of nonallelic genes, each having a small quantitative effect, that together produce a wide range of phenotypic variation.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Noting those volcanic cones which are the result of successive eruptions: contrasted with
monogene. The term was suggested by A. Stübel.
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- noun genetics A group of
nonallelic genesthat act together to produce phenotypevariations
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- noun a gene that by itself has little effect on the phenotype but which can act together with others to produce observable variations
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