Science / Genetics / Polygenic Disorder: Genetic disorder resulting from the combined action of alleles of more than one gene (e.g., heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers). Although such disorders are inherited, they depend on the simultaneous presence of several alleles: thus the hereditary patterns usually are more complex than those of single-gene disorders.
Disorder Noun Synonyms: tumult, riot, disturbance, pandemonium, upheaval, ferment, fuss, unrest, uproar, hubbub, hullabaloo, commotion, clamour, turbulence, turmoil, turbulence, violence, bedlam, free-for-all, rumpus, brouhaha, fracas, affray, fray, brawl, Donnybrook, scuffle
Disorder Verb Synonyms: disarray, confusion, chaos, disorderliness, disorganization, untidiness, mess, muddle, jumble, hash, mishmash, tangle, hotchpotch or and also hodgepodge, derangement, shambles, clutter
Life Style / Adoption / Reactive Attachment Disorder: A condition with onset before age 5, resulting from an early lack of consistent care, characterized by a child's or infant's inability to make appropriate social contact with others. Symptoms may incl MORE
Science / Biology / Polygenic Inheritance: Occurs when a trait is controlled by several gene pairs; usually results in continuous variation. MORE