adjective \-jə-ˈne-tik\

Definition of EPIGENETIC

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>
of a deposit or structure :  formed after the laying down of the enclosing rock
epi·ge·net·i·cal·ly \-ˈne-ti-k(-ə)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of EPIGENETIC



adjective \-jə-ˈnet-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EPIGENETIC

: of, relating to, or produced by epigenesis
: relating to, being, or involving a modification in gene expression that is independent of the DNA sequence of a gene <epigenetic carcinogenesis> <epigenetic inheritance>
epi·ge·net·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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