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.

Nearby words

  1. oligodendroglioma,
  2. oligodipsia,
  3. oligodontia,
  4. oligodynamic,
  5. oligogalactia,
  6. oligohydramnios,
  7. oligohydruria,
  8. oligomenorrhea,
  9. oligomer,
  10. oligomerous

Origin of oligogene


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