euphenics

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noun, plural in form but singular in construction eu·phen·ics \yü-ˈfe-niks\

Definition of euphenics

  1. :  the therapeutic techniques and procedures for amelioration of the deleterious phenotypic effects of a genetic defect especially without altering the genetic makeup of the germplasm of the individual

euphenic

play \yü-ˈfe-nik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of euphenics

eu- + phen- (from phenotype) + -ics; after English genotype : eugenics


First Known Use: 1963


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euphenics

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noun plural but singular in construction eu·phen·ics \yu̇-ˈfen-iks\

Medical Definition of euphenics

  1. :  the amelioration of the deleterious phenotypic effects of a genetic disorder (as phenylketonuria) that involves treatment (as a change in diet) that alters the environment but not the genetic makeup of an individual

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