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genetic engineering

noun

Simple Definition of genetic engineering

  • : the science of making changes to the genes of a plant or animal to produce a desired result

Full Definition of genetic engineering

  1. :  the group of applied techniques of genetics and biotechnology used to cut up and join together genetic material and especially DNA from one or more species of organism and to introduce the result into an organism in order to change one or more of its characteristics

genetically engineered adjective
genetic engineer noun

Examples of genetic engineering

  1. The crops were made resistant to disease by genetic engineering.



1951

First Known Use of genetic engineering

1951


Medical Dictionary

genetic engineering

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noun \-ˌen-jə-ˈnir-iŋ\

Medical Definition of genetic engineering

  1. :  the group of applied techniques of genetics and biotechnology used to cut up and join together genetic material and especially DNA from one or more species of organism and to introduce the result into an organism in order to change one or more of its characteristics

  2. genetically engineered adjective
    genetic engineer noun





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