polygenic


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to polygenic: polygenic disease, polygenic disorder, Polygenic traits

polygenic

 [pol″e-jēn´ik]
pertaining to or determined by several different genes.

pol·y·gen·ic

(pol'ē-jen'ik),
Relating to a hereditary disease or normal characteristic controlled by the added effects of genes at multiple loci.

polygenic

/poly·gen·ic/ (pol″e-jēn´ik) pertaining to or determined by several different genes.

polygenic

(pŏl′ē-jĕn′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or determined by polygenes: polygenic inheritance.
2.
a. Of or relating to polygenesis; polygenetic.
b. Of or relating to polygenism.

pol′y·gen′i·cal·ly adv.

pol·y·gen·ic

(pol'ē-jen'ik)
Relating to a hereditary disease or normal characteristic controlled by the added effects of genes at multiple loci.

polygenic

pertaining to or determined by several different genes.
References in periodicals archive ?
Moreover, adding the polygenic risk score to the commonly used BCSC model increases the area under the curve from 0.
This makes it possible to measure polygenic score, but it is still unclear whether there is sufficient difference on a gene by gene basis to accurately determine risk at the individual level.
Through an intriguing and contextualized analysis of Muratori's Della perfetta poesia italiana (1706) and Rerum italicarum (1723), Gambarota traces the shaping of "a polygenic nation .
This likely reflects the difference between studying overall genetic effects, versus specific genes in a complex polygenic system.
Polygenic inheritance is the most likely explanation.
Sexual development in fish is characterized by many factors, including genetic and environmental, male and female heterogametes, single gene and polygenic systems, protandry, protogyny, social influence on sexual determination and many combinations and variations between and with these systems.
Mitofusin 2 may provide a specific target for the development of drugs that could hold back a disease that affects millions of people worldwide", explains the head of the study, Antonio Zorzano, full professor of the University of Barcelona, coordinator of the Molecular Medicine Programme at IRB Barcelona, and head of the Heterogenic and Polygenic Diseases lab at the same centre.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a polygenic disease characterized by insulin resistance followed by a failure of pancreatic [beta] cells to adequately compensate for this resistance despite increased insulin secretion.
Clinical genetic testing is not on the horizon because most links are polygenic with variable effects on phenotype, such as the case with high urinary excretion of calcium.