epigenomic

adjective

epi·​ge·​no·​mic ˌe-pə-ji-ˈnō-mik How to pronounce epigenomic (audio)
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: of or relating to epigenomics or the epigenome
epigenomic research
Vertebrates contain hundreds of different cell types that develop and maintain their phenotypic identity by a combination of genomic and epigenomic regulation. Dominic Schmidt

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Until recently, epigenomic editing would have seemed a distant prospect. The Economist, 26 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1999, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of epigenomic was in 1999

Dictionary Entries Near epigenomic

Cite this Entry

“Epigenomic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epigenomic. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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