pleiotropism


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plei·ot·ro·py

 (plī-ŏt′rə-pē) also plei·ot·ro·pism (-pĭz′əm)
n. Biology
The production of diverse effects, especially the production by a single gene of several distinct and seemingly unrelated phenotypic effects.

[Greek pleiōn, more; see pelə- in Indo-European roots + -tropism.]

plei′o·tro′pic (plī′ə-trō′pĭk, -trŏp′ĭk) adj.

pleiotropism

(plaɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm) or

pleiotropy

n
(Genetics) genetics the condition of a gene affecting more than one characteristic of the phenotype
pleiotropic adj
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