multigene

adjective
mul·​ti·​gene | \ ˌməl-tē-ˈjēn, -ˌtī- How to pronounce multigene (audio) \

Medical Definition of multigene

: relating to or determined by a group of genes which were originally copies of the same gene but evolved by mutation to become different from each other a multigene family of proteins with a common evolutionary origin— Vann Bennett et al

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“Multigene.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/multigene. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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