euphenics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
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

Other Words from euphenics

euphenic \ yü-​ˈfe-​nik How to pronounce euphenics (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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“Euphenics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/euphenics. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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euphenics

noun plural but singular in construction
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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