pleiotropic

adjective
pleio·​tro·​pic | \ ˌplī-ə-ˈtrō-pik How to pronounce pleiotropic (audio) , -ˈträ-\

Definition of pleiotropic

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

First Known Use of pleiotropic

1938, in the meaning defined above

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pleiotropic

adjective
pleio·​tro·​pic | \ ˌplī-ə-ˈtrōp-ik How to pronounce pleiotropic (audio) , -ˈträp- How to pronounce pleiotropic (audio) \

Medical Definition of pleiotropic

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

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