hypomorph


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hypomorph

 [hi´po-morf]
in genetics, a hypomorphic mutant gene, i.e., showing only a slight reduction of the activity it influences. adj., adj hypomor´phic.

hy·po·morph

(hī'pō-mōrf),
1. A person whose standing height is short in proportion to sitting height, owing to shortness of the limbs. Compare: hypermorph, endomorph.
2. A mutant gene that causes a partial decrease in the activity controlled by the gene. Compare: hypermorph.
[hypo- + G. morphē, form]

hypomorph

/hy·po·morph/ (hi´po-morf)
1. a person short in standing height as compared with sitting height.
2. in genetics, a mutant gene that shows only a partial reduction in the activity it influences.hypomor´phic

hypomorph

[hī′pōmôrf]
Etymology: Gk, hypo + morphe, form
1 a person whose arms and legs are disproportionately short in relation to the trunk and whose sitting height is disproportionately tall compared to the standing height.
2 a mutant allele that has a reduced effect on the expression of a trait but does not cause abnormal development. Also called leaky gene. Compare amorph, antimorph, hypermorph.

hy·po·morph

(hī'pō-mōrf)
1. A person whose standing height is short in proportion to sitting height, owing to shortness of the lower limbs.
Compare: endomorph
2. A mutant gene that causes a partial decrease in the activity controlled by the gene.
[hypo- + G. morphē, form]