multifactorial inheritance


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mul·ti·fac·to·ri·al in·her·i·tance

inheritance involving many factors, of which at least one is genetic but none is of overwhelming importance, as in the causation of a disease by multiple genetic and environmental factors. Compare: galtonian inheritance.
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multifactorial inheritance

A pattern of disease inheritance which is a reflection of both environmental and hereditary factors.
 
Examples
Cardiovascular disease, cleft lip/palate, congenital heart disease, congenital hip dysplasia, type-2 diabetes, hypertension, neural tube defects, pyloric stenosis.
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mul·ti·fac·to·ri·al in·her·i·tance

(mŭl'tē-fak-tōr'ē-ăl in-her'i-tăns)
Inheritance involving many factors, of which at least one is genetic but none is of overwhelming importance, as in the causation of a disease by multiple genetic and environmental factors.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

mul·ti·fac·to·ri·al in·her·i·tance

(mŭl'tē-fak-tōr'ē-ăl in-her'i-tăns)
Inheritance involving many factors, of which at least one is genetic but none is of overwhelming importance.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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