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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.
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(Genetics) genetics the condition of a gene affecting more than one characteristic of the phenotype
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