genetic engineering

noun
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of genetic engineering

:the group of applied techniques of genetics and biotechnology used to cut up and join together genetic material and especially DNA from one or more species of organism and to introduce the result into an organism in order to change one or more of its characteristics

genetically engineered

adjective

genetic engineer

noun

Examples of genetic engineering in a Sentence

  1. The crops were made resistant to disease by genetic engineering.

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First Known Use of genetic engineering

1951


GENETIC ENGINEERING Defined for English Language Learners

genetic engineering

noun

Definition of genetic engineering for English Language Learners

  • : the science of making changes to the genes of a plant or animal to produce a desired result


Medical Dictionary

genetic engineering

noun \ -ˌen-jə-ˈnir-iŋ \

medical Definition of genetic engineering

:the group of applied techniques of genetics and biotechnology used to cut up and join together genetic material and especially DNA from one or more species of organism and to introduce the result into an organism in order to change one or more of its characteristics

genetically engineered

adjective

genetic engineer

noun


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