eu·​phen·​ics | \ yü-ˈfe-niks How to pronounce euphenics (audio) \

Definition of euphenics

: 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

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euphenic \ yü-​ˈfe-​nik How to pronounce euphenic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of euphenics

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for euphenics

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

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The first known use of euphenics was in 1963

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eu·​phen·​ics | \ yu̇-ˈfen-iks How to pronounce euphenics (audio) \

Medical Definition of euphenics

: 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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