[juh-net-ik] /dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/
Biology. pertaining or according to .
of, relating to, or produced by ; genic.
of, relating to, or influenced by or origins.
of or relating to genetics, genes, or the origin of something
“pertaining to origins,” coined 1831 by Carlyle from Greek genetikos “genitive,” from genesis “origin” (see genus). Biological sense first recorded in Darwin, 1859. Related: Genetically. Genetical is attested from 1650s.
genetic ge·net·ic (jə-nět’ĭk) or ge·net·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
- Genetic association
genetic association n. The occurrence together in a population, more often than can be readily explained by chance, of two or more traits of which at least one is known to be genetic.
- Genetic blueprint
noun a map of a living organism’s genes or genomes Examples The genes that an organism is born with define many of the characteristics it has throughout life — they form a kind of ‘genetic blueprint’.
noun 1. the biochemical instructions that translate the genetic information present as a linear sequence of nucleotide triplets in messenger RNA into the correct linear sequence of amino acids for the synthesis of a particular peptide chain or protein. Compare , (def 9). noun 1. (biochem) the order in which the nitrogenous bases of DNA […]
noun 1. the counseling of individuals with established or potential genetic problems, concerned with inheritance patterns and risks to future offspring. genetic counseling n. The counseling of prospective parents on the probabilities and dangers of inherited diseases occurring in their offspring and on the diagnosis and treatment of such diseases. genetic counseling The counseling of […]