quantitative inheritance

noun

Definition of quantitative inheritance

: genetic inheritance of a character (such as human skin color) controlled by polygenes

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circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

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quantitative inheritance

noun

Medical Definition of quantitative inheritance

: genetic inheritance of a character (as human skin color) controlled by polygenes with each allelic pair of genes at a given locus having a specific quantitative effect — compare blending inheritance, mendelian inheritance

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