monogenic

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adjective mono·gen·ic \-ˈje-nik\

Definition of monogenic

  1. :  of, relating to, or controlled by a single gene and especially by either of an allelic pair

monogenically

play \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of monogenic

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1939


Medical Dictionary

monogenic

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adjective mono·gen·ic \-ˈjen-ik, -ˈjēn-\

Medical Definition of monogenic

  1. :  of, relating to, or controlled by a single gene and especially by either of an allelic pair

monogenically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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