Definition of monogenic in English:

monogenic

Line breaks: mono|gen¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk
 
/

adjective

Genetics
Involving or controlled by a single gene.
More 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

adverb

Definition of monogenic in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day retroflex
Pronunciation: ˈretrəˌfleks
adjective
turned backward