pleiotropic


pleio·tro·pic

adjective \ˌplī-ə-ˈtrō-pik, -ˈträ-\

Definition of PLEIOTROPIC

:  producing more than one effect; especially :  having multiple phenotypic expressions <a pleiotropic gene>
plei·ot·ro·py \plī-ˈä-trə-pē\ noun

First Known Use of PLEIOTROPIC

1938

pleio·tro·pic

adjective \ˌplī-ə-ˈtrōp-ik, -ˈträp-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PLEIOTROPIC

: producing more than one effect; especially : having multiple phenotypic expressions <a pleiotropic gene>

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