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polygene

noun poly·gene \ˈpäl-i-ˌjēn\

Medical Definition of POLYGENE

:  any of a group of nonallelic genes that collectively control the inheritance of a quantitative character or modify the expression of a qualitative character—called also multiple factor; compare quantitative inheritance

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