quantitative inheritance


quantitative inheritance

noun

Definition of QUANTITATIVE INHERITANCE

:  genetic inheritance of a character (as human skin color) controlled by polygenes

First Known Use of QUANTITATIVE INHERITANCE

circa 1929

quantitative inheritance

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of QUANTITATIVE INHERITANCE

: genetic inheritance of a character (as human skin color) controlled by polygenes with each allelic pair of genes at a given locus having a specific quantitative effect—compare blending inheritance, mendelian inheritance

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