Definition of Polygene

1. Noun. A gene that by itself has little effect on the phenotype but which can act together with others to produce observable variations.

Generic synonyms: Cistron, Factor, Gene
Derivative terms: Polygenic



Definition of Polygene

1. Noun. (genetics) A group of nonallelic genes that act together to produce phenotype variations ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polygene

1. a type of gene [n -S] - See also: gene

Medical Definition of Polygene

1. One of many genes that contribute to the phenotypic value of a measurable phenotype. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polygene

polygamizes
polygamizing
polygams
polyganglionic
polygasoline
polygasolines
polygastrian
polygastric
polygastrica
polygastrics
polygeline
polygene (current term)
polygeneous
polygenes
polygeneses
polygenesic
polygenesis
polygenesist
polygenetic
polygenettic
polygenic
polygenic disease
polygenic diseases
polygenic disorder
polygenic disorders
polygenic inheritance

Literary usage of Polygene

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1. Sub-Tropical Rambles in the Land of the Aphanapteryx: Personal Experiences by Nicolas Pike (1873)
"The atmosphere acquired fresh cyclonic matter, indicating the existence of the already recognised polygene cyclone, which advanced to the E. of the island. ..."

2. Return to Resistance: Breeding Crops to Reduce Pesticide Dependence by Raoul A. Robinson (1996)
"They developed methods of plant breeding that are now known as population breeding, and which involve changes in polygene frequency. ..."

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