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multifactorial

adjective mul·ti·fac·to·ri·al \-fak-ˈtr-ē-əl\

Definition of MULTIFACTORIAL

1
:  having characters or a mode of inheritance dependent on a number of genes at different loci
2
or mul·ti·fac·tor \-ˈfak-tər\ :  having, involving, or produced by a variety of elements or causes
mul·ti·fac·to·ri·al·ly \-fak-ˈtr-ē-ə-lē\ adverb
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First Known Use of MULTIFACTORIAL

1920
Medical Dictionary

multifactorial

adjective mul·ti·fac·to·ri·al \-fak-ˈtōr-ē-əl, -ˈtr-\

Medical Definition of MULTIFACTORIAL

1
:  having characters or a mode of inheritance dependent on a number of genes at different loci
2
or mul·ti·fac·tor \-ˈfak-tər\ :  having, involving, or produced by a variety of elements or causes <a multifactorial study> <a disease with a multifactorial etiology>
mul·ti·fac·to·ri·al·ly \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb
mul·ti·fac·to·ri·al·i·ty \-ˌtōr-ē-ˈal-ət-ē, -ˌtr-\ noun, plural mul·ti·fac·to·ri·al·i·ties

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