bioethics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction bio·eth·ics \ -ˈe-thiks \
Updated on: 27 Apr 2018

Definition of bioethics

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

bioethical

play \-ˈe-thi-kəl\ adjective

bioethicist

play \-ˈe-thə-sist\ noun

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1970

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bioethics

noun plural but usually singular in construction bio·eth·ics \ -ˈeth-iks \

medical Definition of bioethics

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

bioethic

play \-ˈeth-ik\ noun

bioethical

play \-ˈeth-i-kəl\ adjective

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