from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or determined by polygenes: polygenic inheritance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. controlled by the interaction of more than one gene
  • adj. having an infinite number of derivatives at a point (otherwise it is monogenic)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or relating to polygeny; polygenetic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as polygenous, Fallows.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to an inheritable character that is controlled by several genes at once; of or related to or determined by polygenes


poly- + -genic (Wiktionary)



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