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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.
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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]
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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]
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