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polygene

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noun poly·gene \ˈpäl-i-ˌjēn\

Medical Definition of polygene

  1. :  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; see quantitative inheritance




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