[adj] - involving or depending on several factors or causes (especially pertaining to a condition or disease resulting from the interaction of many genes)
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Means 'many factors involved'. When used about a disease, means it has more than one cause. For example, someone may develop a cancer partly because of their genetic make up, partly because of their diet and partly because of other factors in their environment.
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Multifactorial: Multiple factors. Multifactorial inheritance is the type of hereditary pattern seen when there is more than one genetic factor involved and, sometimes, when there are also environmental factors participating in the causation of a condition. Many common traits are multifactorial. Skin...
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Referring to multiple factors. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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adjective involving or depending on several factors or causes (especially pertaining to a condition or disease resulting from the interaction of many genes)
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(mul″te-fak-tor´e-әl) of or pertaining to, or arising through the action of, many factors. in genetics, arising as the result of the interaction of several genes and usually, to some extent, of nongenetic factors.
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multifactorial Involving several different factors or elements.
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