mul·​ti·​gene ˌməl-tē-ˈjēn, -ˌtī- How to pronounce multigene (audio)
: 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 originVann Bennett et al.

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“Multigene.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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