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Origin of multifactorial inheritance

First recorded in 1955–60

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Medical definitions for multifactorial inheritance

multifactorial inheritance
[ mŭl′tĭ-făk-tôrē-əl ]

n.

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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