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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.
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plei•ot•ro•py

(plaɪˈɒ trə pi)

n.
the phenomenon of one gene affecting more than one phenotypic characteristic.
[1935–40]
plei`o•trop′ic (-əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk) adj.
plei`o•trop′i•cal•ly, adv.
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