pleiotropy
[ play-o-truh-pee ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
1930s Greek from Greek pleiōn ‘more’ + tropē ‘turning’
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Definition
the phenomenon of one gene being responsible for or affecting more than one phenotypic characteristic
Example
A) Her favorite topic to learn about in her genetics course was pleiotropy. B) Dr. Michaels made a groundbreaking discovery in pleiotropy, leading to him winning an award in genetics research.
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