Definition of polygenically in US English:

polygenically

adverb

Genetics
  • See polygenic

    • ‘The genes involved could act with varying degrees of penetrance, or polygenically contribute to disease vulnerability with no single gene being wholly responsible.’
    • ‘As polygenically inherited resistance is more stable, utilization of this type of resistance is likely to provide much more durable control of blackleg.’
    • ‘Quantitative trait loci analyses have recently been initiated to map some of these polygenically controlled traits.’
    • ‘Bone density is suggested to be multifactorially regulated and polygenically determined.’
    • ‘The evolutionary ramifications of such a mosaic of temporal and spatial gene expression patterns on direct and correlated response to selection in complex, polygenically controlled traits could be considerable.’

Pronunciation

polygenically

/-ik(ə)lē/