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the scientific study of reproduction
Word Origin

Greek genesis ‘generation’


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  • Genesis

    [jen-uh-sis] /ˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/ noun, plural geneses [jen-uh-seez] /ˈdʒɛn əˌsiz/ (Show IPA) 1. an origin, creation, or beginning. [jen-uh-sis] /ˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/ noun 1. the first book of the Bible, dealing with the Creation and the Patriarchs. Abbreviation: Gen. 1. a combining form of : parthenogenesis. /ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/ noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz) 1. a beginning or […]

  • Gene-splicing

    noun, Genetics. 1. . noun See genetic modification gene-splicing n. The process in which fragments of DNA from one or more different organisms are combined to form recombinant DNA and are made to function within the cells of a host organism. gene-splicing The process in which fragments of DNA from one or more different organisms […]

  • Gene-therapy

    noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. the application of genetic engineering to the transplantation of genes into human cells in order to cure a disease caused by a genetic defect, as a missing enzyme. noun 1. the replacement or alteration of defective genes in order to prevent the occurrence of such inherited diseases as haemophilia. Effected by genetic […]

  • Genet

    [jen-it, juh-net] /ˈdʒɛn ɪt, dʒəˈnɛt/ noun 1. any small, Old World carnivore of the genus Genetta, especially G. genetta, having spotted sides and a ringed tail. 2. the fur of such an animal. [jen-it] /ˈdʒɛn ɪt/ noun 1. . [zhuh-ney; French zhuh-ne] /ʒəˈneɪ; French ʒəˈnɛ/ noun 1. Jean [zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/ (Show IPA), 1910–86, French playwright […]

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