multiple factors


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multiple factors

pl n
(Genetics) genetics two or more genes that act as a unit, producing cumulative effects in the phenotype

mul′tiple fac′tors


n.
a series of two or more pairs of genes responsible for the development of complex, quantitative characters.
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These multiple factors have led us to decide it is in the best interest of the company not to consummate the transaction," said KGen Chairman and CEO Gerald Lindner.
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There are multiple factors that make it harder and harder for doctors to treat patients in emergency conditions," Evans said.
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