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multiple factor

noun, Genetics.
Origin of multiple factor
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Castle concludes from this that multiple factors can not account for the result.

  • While the multiple factors in wheat seem to be different, those reported by East and Shull appear to be merely duplicates.

    Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for multiple factors

multiple factors

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