Definition of Polygenic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to an inheritable character that is controlled by several genes at once; of or related to or determined by polygenes.

Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics
Similar to: Heritable, Inheritable
Derivative terms: Polygene



Definition of Polygenic

1. a. Of or relating to polygeny; polygenetic.

Definition of Polygenic

1. Adjective. (genetics) controlled by the interaction of more than one gene ¹

2. Adjective. (mathematics of a function) having an infinite number of derivatives at a point (otherwise it is monogenic) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polygenic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Polygenic

1. Pertaining to the combined action of alleles of more than one gene. Height is an example of a polygenic trait, as are predispositions to different types of heart disease. Origin: Gr. Gennan = to produce (14 Nov 1997)

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Literary usage of Polygenic

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1. Scientists, Plants and Politics: A History of the Plant Genetic Resources by Robin Pistorius (1997)
"The debate on single-gene resistance versus polygenic resistance Resistance ... polygenic resistance, which is not based on a gene-for-gene relationship ..."

2. Second Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of ...by Scott M. Grundy by Scott M. Grundy (1997)
"Severe polygenic hypercholesterolemia manifests as LDL- cholesterol levels exceeding 220 mg/dL, and it occurs in about 1 percent of the adult population; ..."

3. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1914)
"THE polygenic INTREPRETATION. Instead of a single set of gens, as assumed in ... A polygenic interpretation of heredity docs not conflict with the facts of ..."

4. A Manual of Elementary Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical by George Fownes (1873)
"89-1 Sodium ... 28 Lithium ... 7 Caesium . . . 133 Rubidium . . . 85-4 Ail other elements are polygenic, uniting with the ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1870)
"Therefore an atom of a polygenic element always takes the place of, ... Assuming that the true equivalency or atomicity of a polygenic element is that which ..."

6. Return to Resistance: Breeding Crops to Reduce Pesticide Dependence by Raoul A. Robinson (1996)
"polygenic inheritance: Inheritance is described as polygenic if the character in ... polygenic inheritance is quantitative in its effects, and it exhibits ..."

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