monogenic inheritance

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Inheritance of a characteristic through a single gene, such as occurs in the inheritance of haemophilia or phenylketonuria. See also qualitative inheritance. Compare polygenic inheritance, quantitative inheritance. [From Greek monos single + German Gen a gene, from Greek genein to produce]

Subjects: Psychology.

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