from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a group of nonallelic genes, each having a small quantitative effect, that together produce a wide range of phenotypic variation. Also called multiple factor, quantitative gene.
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- n. A group of nonallelic genes that act together to produce phenotype variations
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting those volcanic cones which are the result of successive eruptions: contrasted with monogene. The term was suggested by A. Stübel.
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- n. a gene that by itself has little effect on the phenotype but which can act together with others to produce observable variations
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