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oligogene

noun oli·go·gene \ ˈäl-i-gō-ˌjēn , ə-ˈlig-ə- \

medical Definition of oligogene

: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

play \ˌäl-i-gō-ˈjen-ik, ə-ˌlig-ə-, -ˈjē-nik\ adjective

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