Etymology
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pleiotropy (n.)

"production by a single gene of two or more apparently unrelated effects," 1921, from German pleiotrop (1910), from Greek pleiōn "greater in quantity, the more part, very many" (see pleio-) + trope "a turn, turning" (from PIE root *trep- "to turn"). Related: Pleiotropic; pleiotropism.

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