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quantitative inheritance

noun

Definition of quantitative inheritance

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



Circa 1929

First Known Use of quantitative inheritance

circa 1929


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quantitative inheritance

noun

Medical Definition of quantitative inheritance

  1. :  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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