multigenic

adjective

mul·​ti·​gen·​ic ˌməl-tē-ˈje-nik How to pronounce multigenic (audio)
-ˌtī-,
-ˈjē-
: involving, produced by, or controlled by two or more genes
a multigenic disease caused by several genetically-linked mutations
multigenic deletions

Examples of multigenic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our results indicate that the homogeneity of strong genetic risk factors within dog breeds allows multigenic disorders to be mapped with fewer than 100 cases and 100 controls, making dogs an excellent model in which to identify pathways involved in human complex diseases. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 2 Feb. 2010

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multigenic was in 1933

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Medical Definition

multigenic

adjective
mul·​ti·​gen·​ic ˌməl-ti-ˌjen-ik How to pronounce multigenic (audio) -ˌjēn- How to pronounce multigenic (audio)
: involving, produced by, or controlled by two or more genes
a multigenic disease caused by several genetically-linked mutations
multigenic deletions
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