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genetics

noun plural but singular in construction ge·net·ics \jə-ˈne-tiks\

: the scientific study of how genes control the characteristics of plants and animals

Full Definition of GENETICS

1
:  a branch of biology that deals with the heredity and variation of organisms
2
:  the genetic makeup and phenomena of an organism, type, group, or condition
ge·net·i·cist \-ˈne-tə-sist\ noun
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First Known Use of GENETICS

1905

Other Genetics Terms

chimera, hermaphrodite, plasticity

Rhymes with GENETICS

GENETICS Defined for Kids

genetics

noun ge·net·ics \jə-ˈne-tiks\

Definition of GENETICS for Kids

:  the scientific study of how the characteristics of living things are controlled by genes
Medical Dictionary

genetics

noun plural but singular in construction ge·net·ics \jə-ˈnet-iks\

Medical Definition of GENETICS

1
a :  a branch of biology that deals with the heredity and variation of organisms b :  a treatise or textbook on genetics
2
:  the genetic makeup and phenomena of an organism, type, group, or condition

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