penetrance definition

  • noun:
    • The regularity, under given environmental problems, with which a certain phenotype is expressed by those people who have a particular genotype.
    • the product quality or condition of being penetrant; energy of entering or piercing; penetrating power.
    • The proportion of people holding a specific variation of a gene that also present an associated characteristic
    • the high quality or state of being penetrant; power of entering or piercing; acute power or high quality.
    • just like penetrancy.

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