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epigenetic

adjective epi·ge·net·ic \-jə-ˈne-tik\

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
epi·ge·net·i·cal·ly \-ˈne-ti-k(-ə)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of EPIGENETIC

1883

epigenetic

adjective epi·ge·net·ic \-jə-ˈnet-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

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>
epi·ge·net·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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