genetic

adjective ge·net·ic \ jə-ˈne-tik \
variants: or less commonly genetical play \jə-ˈne-ti-kəl\
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of genetic

1 : relating to or determined by the origin, development, or causal antecedents of something
2 a : of, relating to, or involving genetics
b : of, relating to, caused by, or controlled by genes
  • a genetic disease
  • genetic variation

genetically

play \jə-ˈne-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of genetic in a Sentence

  1. hemophilia and other genetic medical disorders

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Origin and Etymology of genetic

genesis

genetic Synonyms

Other Genetics Terms


-genetic

adjective combining form

Definition of -genetic

1 : -genic 1
  • organogenetic
2 : -genic 2
  • psychogenetic


GENETIC Defined for English Language Learners

genetic

adjective

Definition of genetic for English Language Learners

  • : of, relating to, or involving genes


GENETIC Defined for Kids

genetic

adjective ge·net·ic \ jə-ˈne-tik \

Definition of genetic for Students

: of or relating to genes or genetics
  • genetic research

Medical Dictionary

genetic

adjective ge·net·ic \ jə-ˈnet-ik \
variants: also genetical play \-i-kəl\

medical Definition of genetic

1 : of, relating to, or involving genetics
2 : of, relating to, caused by, or controlled by genes
  • a genetic disease
  • genetic material
— compare acquired 1

genetically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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