Definition of pleiotropism in English:

pleiotropism

noun

Genetics
  • See pleiotropy

    • ‘Pleiotropism is a hallmark of cytokines and growth factors; yet, the underlying mechanisms are not clearly understood.’
    • ‘If the majority of mutations have large negative impacts on fitness, pleiotropism will act to increase their selective effects in nature.’
    • ‘The gene exhibited pleiotropism by influencing not only oleate and linoleate, but also levels of palmitate, gadoleate, and total saturated fatty acids.’