assessment of an individual’s genetic makeup to detect inheritable defects that may be transmitted to offspring.
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 […]
[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. /ˈdʒɛnɪt/ noun 1. any agile catlike viverrine mammal of the genus Genetta, inhabiting wooded regions of Africa and S Europe, having an […]
[juh-nee-vuh] /dʒəˈni və/ noun 1. . [juh-nee-vuh] /dʒəˈni və/ noun 1. a city in and the capital of the canton of Geneva, in SW Switzerland, on the Lake of Geneva: seat of the League of Nations 1920–46. 2. a canton in SW Switzerland. 109 sq. mi. (282 sq. km). 3. Lake of. Also called Lake […]