polygenic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

poly- +‎ -genic

Adjective[edit]

polygenic (not comparable)

  1. (genetics) controlled by the interaction of more than one gene
    • 2018, American Heart Association, "Multi-gene Test Predicts Early Heart Disease Risk", Drug Discovery & Development
      A risk score based on multiple genetic differences, or polygenic risk score, predicted significantly more cases of early-onset heart disease than standard tests for single genetic defects, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine.
  2. (mathematics, of a function) having an infinite number of derivatives at a point (otherwise it is monogenic)