Polygene



[pol-ee-jeen] /ˈpɒl iˌdʒin/

noun
1.
one of a group of nonallelic genes that together control a quantitative characteristic in an organism.
/ˈpɒlɪˌdʒiːn/
noun
1.
any of a group of genes that each produce a small quantitative effect on a particular characteristic of the phenotype, such as height

polygene pol·y·gene (pŏl’ē-jēn’)
n.
One of a group of nonallelic genes acting together to produce quantitative variations of a particular character.

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