[ pol-ee-jeen ]
/ ˈpɒl iˌdʒin /
one of a group of nonallelic genes that together control a quantitative characteristic in an organism.
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Also called multiple factor, quantitative gene .
OTHER WORDS FROM polygenepol·y·gen·ic [pol-ee-jen-ik], /ˌpɒl iˈdʒɛn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for polygene
/ (ˈpɒlɪˌdʒiːn) /
any of a group of genes that each produce a small quantitative effect on a particular characteristic of the phenotype, such as height
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Medical definitions for polygene
[ pŏl′ē-jēn′ ]
One of a group of nonallelic genes acting together to produce quantitative variations of a particular character.
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