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genetic engineer

noun

Definition of genetic engineer

  1. :  a scientist in the field of making changes to the genes of a plant or animal to produce a desired result <Genetic engineers have introduced a new disease-resistant soybean.>



Word by Word Definitions

geneticplay
  1. :  relating to or determined by the origin, development, or causal antecedents of something

    :  of, relating to, or involving genetics

    :  of, relating to, caused by, or controlled by genes

engineerplay
  1. :  a member of a military group devoted to engineering work

    :  a crafty schemer :  plotter

    :  a designer or builder of engines

  1. :  to lay out, construct, or manage as an engineer

    :  to contrive or plan out usually with more or less subtle skill and craft

    :  to guide the course of


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