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Origin of multifactorial inheritance
First recorded in 1955–60
Words nearby multifactorial inheritance
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Medical definitions for multifactorial inheritance
[ mŭl′tĭ-făk-tôr′ē-əl ]
Inheritance involving many factors, of which at least one is genetic but none is of overwhelming importance, as in the causation of a disease by multiple genetic and environmental factors.
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