Definition of pleiotypic in English:

pleiotypic

adjective

Biology
  • Relating to or designating a process whereby a single stimulus can elicit multiple unrelated responses from a living cell; acting through such a process.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Nature New Biology. From pleio- + type + -ic, after e.g. homotypic.

Pronunciation

pleiotypic

/ˌplʌɪəˈtɪpɪk/