nonadditive

adjective

non·​ad·​di·​tive ˌnän-ˈa-də-tiv How to pronounce nonadditive (audio)
1
: not having a numerical value equal to the sum of values for the component parts
2
: of, relating to, or being a genetic effect that is not additive
nonadditive effects of epistasis
nonadditivity noun

Examples of nonadditive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the trouble is, the twin data just aren't consistent with the idea that nonadditive effects explain any of these traits. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 9 Oct. 2013 This rule makes many simplifying assumptions, however, and does not accurately describe social evolution in organisms such as microbes where selection is both strong and nonadditive. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 1 July 2010

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Medical Definition

nonadditive

adjective
non·​ad·​di·​tive (ˈ)nän-ˈad-ət-iv How to pronounce nonadditive (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a genetic effect that is not additive
nonadditivity noun
plural nonadditivities
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