Definition of Penetrance

1. n. The quality or state of being penetrant; power of entering or piercing; penetrating power of quality; as, the penetrancy of subtile effluvia.



Definition of Penetrance

1. Noun. (genetics) The proportion of individuals carrying a particular variation of a gene that also express an associated trait ¹

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Definition of Penetrance

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Penetrance

1. The proportion of individuals with a specific genotype who express that character in the phenotype. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Penetrance

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1. Johnson's Materials of Construction by John Butler Johnson, Morton Owen Withey, James Aston (1919)
"The Relations of Structure to the penetrance of Preservatives. Structure plays a very important role in determining the ease with which preservatives may be ..."

2. Official Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention by American Society of Municipal Engineers, American Society of Municipal Improvements (1917)
"penetrance tests where the preservative was applied to a small area in the specimen ... The penetrance tests were made primarily to obtain relative data on ..."

3. Official Proceedings for the Annual Convention by American Society for Municipal Improvements (1917)
"penetrance tests where the preservative was applied to a small area in the specimen ... The penetrance tests were made primarily to obtain relative data on ..."

4. Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention of the American Society of (1917)
"penetrance tests where the preservative was applied to a small area in the specimen and ... The penetrance tests were made primarily to obtain relative ..."

5. Schizophrenia, 1993: A Special Report edited by David Shore, Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"Reduced penetrance, phenocopies, diagnostic error, and locus heterogeneity clearly make linkage studies both qualitatively and quantitatively more difficult ..."

6. Statistical Inference from Genetic Data on Pedigrees by Elizabeth A. Thompson (2000)
"Third, there are penetrance parameters indexing the relationship between genotype and phenotype. These enter only into Pr(YG) (equation (1.5)). ..."

7. Genes, Behavior, and the Social Environment: Moving Beyond the Nature by Lyla M. Hernandez, Dan G. Blazer (2006)
"Another example is the concept of "reduced penetrance. ... From an epidemiologic perspective, reduced penetrance is simply a normal characteristic of all ..."

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