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1. Of, relating to, or determined by polygenes: polygenic inheritance.
a. Of or relating to polygenesis; polygenetic.
b. Of or relating to polygenism.

pol′y·gen′i·cal·ly adv.
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(Genetics) of, relating to, or controlled by polygenes: polygenic inheritance.
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Adj.1.polygenic - of or relating to an inheritable character that is controlled by several genes at once; of or related to or determined by polygenes
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
heritable, inheritable - capable of being inherited; "inheritable traits such as eye color"; "an inheritable title"
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The foreground traits genetic advances with the change of original marker allele frequency was basically consistent with introgression QTL frequency, the reason might be that QTL effect value was too large, its effect on phenotypic value was far larger than that of polygenic effects.
There is substantial clinical variability between patients with GoF STAT3 mutations and also overlap in phenotype with other monogenic autoimmune disorders such as immunodysregulation polyendocrinopathy enteropathy X-linked (IPEX) syndrome (MIM: 304790) resulting from hemizygous loss-of-function forkhead box P3 (FOXP3) mutations, and also early-onset polygenic autoimmune disease.
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In the same way, and in light of the polygenic basis of body mass index variation in the general population, (16) we need studies to address whether overeating and obesity can occur independently of a genetic predisposition to being overweight.
In this study, we searched for evidence that additional genetic variants (other than the known AS3MT variants) influence arsenic methylation capacity, measured as the relative concentration of DMA in urine, using various approaches to evaluate polygenic susceptibility.
Applied clinically, a polygenic risk score incorporating 77 single-nucleotide polymorphisms can stratify women into quintiles of risk (J Natl Cancer Inst.
Obesity is a multifactorial condition (polygenic and environmental).
Currently, the estimate of polygenic risk is made in simple way.
The above findings concerning genes of small effect enable the calculation of a polygenic risk score estimating an individual's genetic liability to schizophrenia and similar psychoses.
Congenital abdominal hernia might be due to anatomical variation, polygenic inheritance or infectious diseases (Tyagi and Singh, 2010).
In a previous study from Mexico, [3] a polygenic polymorphism effect on diabetes could be confirmed.