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multifactorial

 [mul″tĭ-fak-to´re-al]
1. of or pertaining to, or arising through the action of, many factors.
2. in genetics, arising as the result of the interaction of several genes.

multifactorial

/mul·ti·fac·to·ri·al/ (mul″te-fak-tor´e-al)
1. of or pertaining to, or arising through the action of many factors.
2. in genetics, arising as the result of the interaction of several genes and usually, to some extent, of nongenetic factors.

multifactorial

(mŭl′tə-făk-tôr′ē-əl)
adj.
1. Involving, dependent on, or controlled by several factors.
2. Of, relating to, or caused by a pattern of familial inheritance resulting from multiple genetic or environmental factors or from a combination of both.

mul′ti·fac·tor′i·al·ly adv.

multifactorial

[-faktôr′ē·əl]
Etymology: L, multus, many, facere, to make
pertaining to or characteristic of any condition or disease resulting from the interaction of many factors, specifically the interaction of several genes, usually polygenes, with or without the involvement of environmental factors. Many disorders, such as spina bifida, neural tube defects, and Hirschsprung's disease, are considered to be multifactorial.

multifactorial

Medspeak
adjective Referring to the influence of multiple factors in the aetiology of a particular disease (e.g., diabetes, hypertension), attributable to genetic and environmental components.

Molecular biology
adjective Referring to a phenotype caused by more than two genes.

multifactorial

adjective Referring to the influence of multiple factors in the etiology of a particular disease–eg, DM, HTN–attributable to genetic and environmental components

multifactorial

(of a character) controlled by several genes.

multifactorial,

adj related to or produced by a number of elements or causes.

multifactorial

1. of or pertaining to, or arising through the action of, many factors.
2. in genetics, arising as a result of the interaction of several genes, i.e. polygenic.

multifactorial etiology
see multiple causation.