pleiotropic

adjective pleio·tro·pic \ ˌplī-ə-ˈtrō-pik , -ˈträ- \

Definition of pleiotropic

: producing more than one effect; especially : having multiple phenotypic expressions
  • a pleiotropic gene

pleiotropy

play \plī-ˈä-trə-pē\ noun

First Known Use of pleiotropic

1938

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pleiotropic

adjective pleio·tro·pic \ ˌplī-ə-ˈtrōp-ik , -ˈträp- \

medical Definition of pleiotropic

: producing more than one effect; especially : having multiple phenotypic expressions
  • a pleiotropic gene

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