Definition of monogenic in English:

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monogenic

Pronunciation: /ˌmänōˈjenik/

adjective

Genetics
Involving or controlled by a single gene.
Example sentences
  • Another difficulty when working with agronomically relevant traits is that many quantitative traits are not inherited in a monogenic manner but are controlled by multiple genes.
  • A large number of genes have been described and assigned to specific locations among the 12 chromosomes, and numerous monogenic mutants are available.
  • Classical genetics of human disease deals with monogenic disorders in which a single mutation in a single gene is causatively related to the phenotype.

Derivatives

monogenically

Pronunciation: /-ik(e)lē/
adverb

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Syllabification: mon·o·gen·ic

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