quantitative inheritance

noun Genetics.

the process in which the additive action of numerous genes results in a trait, as height, showing continuous variability.

Nearby words

  1. quantitative,
  2. quantitative analysis,
  3. quantitative character,
  4. quantitative easing,
  5. quantitative genetics,
  6. quantitive,
  7. quantity,
  8. quantity surveyor,
  9. quantity theory,
  10. quantize

Origin of quantitative inheritance

First recorded in 1925–30

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