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

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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 Seema Mohapatra, a law professor specializing in health care and bioethics, noted that many people in the West Bank and Gaza strip had not been vaccinated, raising equity concerns. New York Times, 26 Apr. 2021 Robert Klitzman is a professor of psychiatry and director of the masters in bioethics program at Columbia University. Robert Klitzman, CNN, 19 Apr. 2021 But according to Cathy Lively, an attorney focused on family law and bioethics, informal contracts made by individuals on Facebook groups seem less likely to be upheld in court than contracts offered by clinics. Tonya Russell, The Atlantic, 21 May 2021 To transform the legacy of Tuskegee from mistrust to empowerment, the foundation awards scholarships every year to members of the next generation of descendants, with an emphasis on those pursuing studies in bioethics or health sciences. Washington Post, 27 Apr. 2021 At his urging, the recent experiment was reviewed beforehand not just by institutional review boards in the U.S. and China but also by three independent bioethics experts. Robert Lee Hotz, WSJ, 26 Apr. 2021 Harvard Law professor Glenn Cohen, who teaches health law and bioethics, said there's no legal reason colleges wouldn't be allowed to require COVID-19 vaccinations. Collin Binkley, Chron, 12 Apr. 2021 Harvard Law professor Glenn Cohen, who teaches health law and bioethics, said there’s no legal reason colleges wouldn’t be allowed to require COVID-19 vaccinations. orlandosentinel.com, 12 Apr. 2021 Former president Donald Trump only made tensions with much of the Latino community worse, says Nancy Berlinger, a scholar at the Hastings Center, a non-profit bioethics research organization. Katherine Ellen Foley, Quartz, 25 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of bioethics

1970, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jun 2021

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“Bioethics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bioethics. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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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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