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bioethics

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noun plural but singular in construction bio·eth·ics \-ˈe-thiks\

Definition of bioethics

  1. :  a discipline dealing with the ethical implications of biological research and applications especially in medicine

bioethical

play \-ˈe-thi-kəl\ adjective

bioethicist

play \-ˈe-thə-sist\ noun


1971

First Known Use of bioethics

1971


Medical Dictionary

bioethics

play
noun plural but usually singular in construction bio·eth·ics \-ˈeth-iks\

Medical Definition of bioethics

  1. :  the discipline dealing with the ethical implications of biological research and applications especially in medicine

bioethic

\-ˈeth-ik\play noun

bioethical

\-ˈeth-i-kəl\play adjective



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