Physicians Desk Reference Physicians Desk Reference
Browsable database of medical products, manufacturer, therapeutic categories, indication, contra indication, side effects, drug and food interaction.
Medical Product | Medical Manufacturer | Therapheutic | Indication | Contra Indication | Side Effect | Drug Interaction | Food Interaction

epistasis

epistasis (e-pis´ta-sis)

1. The formation of a pellicle or scum on the surface of a liquid, especially as on standing urine. 2. Phenotypic interaction of non-allelic genes. 3. A form of gene interaction whereby one gene masks or interferes with the phenotypic expression of one or more genes at other loci; the gene whose phenotype is expressed is said to be "epistatic," while the phenotype altered or suppressed is then said to be "hypostatic".epistasy; [G. scum; epi- + G. stasis, a standing]

 

Browse Medical References:

[A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [I] [J] [K] [L] [M]
[N] [O] [P] [Q] [R] [S] [T] [U] [V] [W] [X] [Y] [Z]