pleiotropy(redirected from Negative pleiotropy)
Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.
plei·ot·ro·py(plī-ŏt′rə-pē) also plei·ot·ro·pism (-pĭz′əm)
The production of diverse effects, especially the production by a single gene of several distinct and seemingly unrelated phenotypic effects.
plei′o·tro′pic (plī′ə-trō′pĭk, -trŏp′ĭk) adj.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
plei•ot•ro•py(plaɪˈɒ trə pi)
the phenomenon of one gene affecting more than one phenotypic characteristic.
plei`o•trop′ic (-əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk) adj.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.