oligogene

noun
oli·​go·​gene | \ ˈäl-i-gō-ˌjēn How to pronounce oligogene (audio) , ə-ˈlig-ə- How to pronounce oligogene (audio) \

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

Other Words from oligogene

oligogenic \ ˌäl-​i-​gō-​ˈjen-​ik How to pronounce oligogene (audio) , ə-​ˌlig-​ə-​ How to pronounce oligogene (audio) , -​ˈjē-​nik \ adjective

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“Oligogene.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/oligogene. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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