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pleiotropism

/ (plaɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm) /
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noun
genetics the condition of a gene of affecting more than one characteristic of the phenotype
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Medical definitions for pleiotropism

pleiotropism
[ plī-ŏtrə-pĭz′əm ]

n.
The control by a single gene of several distinct and seemingly unrelated phenotypic effects.

Other words from pleiotropism

plei′o•tropic (plī′ə-trŏpĭk, -trōpĭk) adj.
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