multiple allelism

noun

Medical Definition of multiple allelism

: the state of having more than two alternative contrasting characters controlled by multiple alleles at a single genetic locus

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“Multiple allelism.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/multiple%20allelism. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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