Definitions for "Penetrance"
The degree to which a genotype is expressed as a phenotype; also used to characterize the likelihood that a gene will result in a disease.
A term indicating the likelihood that a given gene will actually result in disease.
Defined as the ratio of individuals who have a disease-causing allele and manifest the disease versus those who have this disease causing allele but do not manifest the associated disease. Diseases are usually associated with either high penetrance or low penetrance alleles.
The quality or state of being penetrant; power of entering or piercing; penetrating power or quality; as, the penetrancy of subtile effluvia.