adjective Date: 1920 1. having characters or a mode of inheritance dependent on a number of genes at different loci 2. (or multifactor) having, involving, or produced by a variety of elements or causes • multifactorially adverb

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  • multifactorial — adj. describing a condition that is believed to have resulted from the interaction of genetic factors, usually polygenes, with an environmental factor or factors. Many disorders, e.g. spina bifida and anencephaly, are thought to be multifactorial …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • multifactorial — adj. [L. multus, many; facere, to do] Controlled by several gene loci …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • multifactorial — adjective a) Involving, or controlled by multiple factors b) Involving multiple genetic and/or environmental factors …   Wiktionary

  • multifactorial — adjective involving or dependent on a number of factors or causes …   English new terms dictionary

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