nonadditive

adjective
non·​ad·​di·​tive | \ ˌnän-ˈa-də-tiv How to pronounce nonadditive (audio) \

Definition of nonadditive

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

Other Words from nonadditive

nonadditivity \ ˌnän-​ˌa-​də-​ˈti-​və-​tē How to pronounce nonadditivity (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of nonadditive

1907, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Nonadditive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonadditive. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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nonadditive

adjective
non·​ad·​di·​tive | \ (ˈ)nän-ˈad-ət-iv How to pronounce nonadditive (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonadditive

: of, relating to, or being a genetic effect that is not additive

Other Words from nonadditive

nonadditivity \ ˌnän-​ˌad-​ə-​ˈtiv-​ət-​ē How to pronounce nonadditivity (audio) \ noun, plural nonadditivities

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