Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

polygenic inheritance

noun, Genetics.
1.
the heredity of complex characters that are determined by a large number of genes, each one usually having a relatively small effect.
Origin of polygenic inheritance
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; poly- + -genic
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for polygenic inheritance

Word Value for polygenic

0
21
Scrabble Words With Friends