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Medical Term:

pleiotropy

Pronunciation: pli-ot'ro-pe, pli-o-tro'pe-a

Definition: Production by a single mutant gene of apparently unrelated multiple effects at the clinical or phenotypic level.

[pleio- + G. tropos, turning]

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