Genetics the suppression of gene expression by one or more other genes
Origin of epistasisModern Latin from Gr, a stopping from ephistanai, to stop, origin, originally to place upon from epi-, epi- + histanai, to stand
- An interaction between nonallelic genes in which the genotype at one locus affects the expression of alleles at another locus.
- A film that forms over the surface of a urine specimen.
- The suppression of a bodily discharge or secretion.
Origin of epistasisGreek stoppage from epistanai to stop, check ep-, epi- epi- histanai to place ; see stā- in Indo-European roots.