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 sta- in Indo-European roots.