oligogene

noun

oli·​go·​gene ˈäl-i-gō-ˌjēn How to pronounce oligogene (audio) ə-ˈlig-ə- How to pronounce oligogene (audio)
: a gene that exerts a major effect on a character either as one of two Mendelian alternatives or as one of a few genes controlling a qualitative character
oligogenic adjective

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“Oligogene.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/oligogene. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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