bioethics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
bio·​eth·​ics | \ ˌbi-(ˌ)ō-ˈe-thiks How to pronounce bioethics (audio) \

Definition of bioethics

: a discipline dealing with the ethical implications of biological research and applications especially in medicine

Other Words from bioethics

bioethical \ ˌbi-​(ˌ)ō-​ˈe-​thi-​kəl How to pronounce bioethics (audio) \ adjective
bioethicist \ ˌbi-​(ˌ)ō-​ˈe-​thə-​sist How to pronounce bioethics (audio) \ noun

Examples of bioethics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So, to the answer those questions, The Salt Lake Tribune read through Utah Code and interviewed Leslie Francis, an expert in health law and bioethics at the University of Utah. Becky Jacobs, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 July 2022 If Roe was struck down, that would clear the way for Utah’s trigger law to go into effect, according to Collings and Leslie Francis, an expert in health law and bioethics at the University of Utah. Becky Jacobs, The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 June 2022 Many of the procedures and medications used to perform abortions in the U.S. are also crucial for treating miscarriages, Seema Mohapatra, a health law and bioethics expert at Southern Methodist University, told Forbes. Robert Hart, Forbes, 24 June 2022 Justice Justice, a final principle of bioethics, requires treating similar cases similarly. Nancy S. Jecker, The Conversation, 23 June 2022 That potential future is all the more believable in a society where some people are driven to death by overwork, said Yasunori Ando, an associate professor at Tottori University who studies spirituality and bioethics. New York Times, 17 June 2022 The Tuskegee Syphilis Study has since become a vital case study in bioethics, but public awareness of its existence is spotty at best. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 5 May 2022 But a doctor has a different set of ethical responsibilities than, say, a restaurant manager, Nancy Berlinger, a research scholar at the Hastings Center, a bioethics research institute in Garrison, New York, tells me. Lindsay Gellman, Wired, 17 Nov. 2021 Another bit of advice comes from Nancy Berlinger, research scholar at The Hastings Center, an independent bioethics institute in Garrison, New York. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, 11 Aug. 2021 See More

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Bioethics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bioethics. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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bioethics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
bio·​eth·​ics | \ -ˈeth-iks How to pronounce bioethics (audio) \

Medical Definition of bioethics

: the discipline dealing with the ethical implications of biological research and applications especially in medicine

Other Words from bioethics

bioethic \ -​ˈeth-​ik How to pronounce bioethics (audio) \ noun
bioethical \ -​ˈeth-​i-​kəl How to pronounce bioethics (audio) \ adjective

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