Polygene

Definition

noun, plural: polygenes

A group of genes that produces a specific phenotype or trait only when expressed together


Supplement

Some of the traits influenced or determined by multiple genes (not by one gene, or a single gene pair) are:


Word origin: Greek polys (many) + genein (to produce)

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