[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)
[jen-yoo-in] /ˈdʒɛn yu ɪn/ adjective 1. possessing the claimed or attributed character, quality, or origin; not counterfeit; authentic; real: genuine sympathy; a genuine antique. 2. properly so called: a genuine case of smallpox. 3. free from pretense, affectation, or hypocrisy; sincere: a genuine person. 4. descended from the original stock; pure in breed: a genuine […]
[jee-uh-graf-i-kuh l] /ˌdʒi əˈgræf ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to . 2. of or relating to the natural features, population, industries, etc., of a region or regions. adj. 1550s, from Late Latin geographicus (from Greek geographikos, from geographia; see geography) + -al (1). Related: Geographically.
[jer-meyn] /dʒərˈmeɪn/ adjective 1. closely or significantly related; relevant; pertinent: Please keep your statements germane to the issue. 2. Obsolete. closely related. /dʒɜːˈmeɪn/ adjective 1. (postpositive) usually foll by to. related (to the topic being considered); akin; relevant: an idea germane to the conversation adj. mid-14c., “having the same parents,” derived from german (adj.); cf. […]
[glos-ee, glaw-see] /ˈglɒs i, ˈglɔ si/ adjective, glossier, glossiest. 1. having a shiny or lustrous surface. 2. having a false or deceptive appearance or air, especially of experience or sophistication; specious. noun, plural glossies. 3. 1 (def 9). 4. a photograph printed on glossy paper. /ˈɡlɒsɪ/ adjective glossier, glossiest 1. smooth and shiny; lustrous 2. […]