noun, Historical Linguistics.
the relationship that exists between languages that have developed from a single earlier language.
[juh-net-iks] /dʒəˈnɛt ɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. Biology. the science of heredity, dealing with resemblances and differences of related organisms resulting from the interaction of their genes and the environment. 2. the properties and phenomena of an organism. /dʒɪˈnɛtɪks/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) the branch of biology concerned with the study […]
noun 1. assessment of an individual’s genetic makeup to detect inheritable defects that may be transmitted to offspring. 2. evaluation of a person’s genetic makeup in an attempt to predict genetic predisposition to certain illnesses associated with a workplace environment.
genetotrophic ge·net·o·troph·ic (jə-nět’ō-trŏf’ĭk, -trō’fĭk) adj.
noun 1. Biotechnology. the insertion of copies of a gene into living cells in order to induce synthesis of the gene’s product: the desired gene may be microinjected directly into the cell or it may be inserted into the core of a virus by gene splicing and the virus allowed to infect the cell for […]