oligogene

[ ol-i-goh-jeen, uh-lig-uh- ]
/ ˈɒl ɪ goʊˌdʒin, əˈlɪg ə- /

noun Genetics.

a gene that produces or significantly affects the expression of a qualitative heritable characteristic, acting either alone or with a few other genes.

Origin of oligogene

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