Definition of epigenetic
1 a : of, relating to, or produced by the chain of developmental processes in epigenesis that lead from genotype to phenotype after the initial action of the genes b : relating to, being, or involving changes in gene function that do not involve changes in DNA sequence <epigenetic inheritance>
2 of a deposit or structure : formed after the laying down of the enclosing rock
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Medical Definition of epigenetic
1: of, relating to, or produced by epigenesis
2: relating to, being, or involving a modification in gene expression that is independent of the DNA sequence of a gene <epigenetic carcinogenesis> <epigenetic inheritance>
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