epigenetic

adjective epi·ge·net·ic \ ˌe-pə-jə-ˈne-tik \

Definition of epigenetic

1 a : of, relating to, or produced by the chain of developmental processes in epigenesis that lead from genotype to phenotype after the initial action of the genes
b : relating to, being, or involving changes in gene function that do not involve changes in DNA sequence
  • epigenetic inheritance
2 of a deposit or structure : formed after the laying down of the enclosing rock

epigenetically

play \ˌe-pə-jə-ˈne-ti-k(-ə)lē\ adverb

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epigenetic

adjective epi·ge·net·ic \ -jə-ˈnet-ik \

medical Definition of epigenetic

1 : of, relating to, or produced by epigenesis
  • the epigenetic nature of vertebrate development
2 : relating to, being, or involving a modification in gene expression that is independent of the DNA sequence of a gene
  • epigenetic carcinogenesis
  • epigenetic inheritance
  • Methylation is one of many epigenetic signals—chemical changes to DNA and its associated proteins—that modify gene activity without altering the genetic information itself.
  • —Tina Hesman SaeyScience News14 Feb. 2009

epigenetically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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