Definition of epistatic in US English:

epistatic

adjective

Genetics
  • See epistasis

    • ‘The results suggested that a minimum of two genes with epistatic effects were involved in the genetic control of cleistogamy.’
    • ‘Such sites may be indicative of hotspots of recombination or mutation or epistatic selection.’
    • ‘Thus, neither allele is epistatic to the other in permitting the occurrence of expansions or contractions.’
    • ‘This study shows that most hybrid incompatibilities are recessive and epistatic.’
    • ‘It is known that epistatic selection may produce significant linkage disequilibrium in natural populations.’

Pronunciation

epistatic

/ˌepiˈstatik/