Definition of oligogenic in English:

oligogenic

adjective

Genetics
  • Of a heritable characteristic: controlled by a few genes.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Kenneth Mather (1911–1990), geneticist. From oligo- + -genic, after polygenic.

Pronunciation

oligogenic

/ˌɒlɪɡə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk/