genetic

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adjective ge·net·ic \jə-ˈne-tik\

Definition of genetic

  1. 1 :  relating to or determined by the origin, development, or causal antecedents of something

  2. 2 a :  of, relating to, or involving genetics b :  of, relating to, caused by, or controlled by genes <a genetic disease> <genetic variation>

genetically

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Examples of genetic in a sentence

  1. <hemophilia and other genetic medical disorders>

Variants of genetic

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genetical

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Origin and Etymology of genetic

genesis


First Known Use: 1831

Other Genetics Terms


-genetic

adjective combining form ge·net·ic

Definition of -genetic

  1. 1 :  -genic 1 <organogenetic>

  2. 2 :  -genic 2 <psychogenetic>



GENETIC Defined for English Language Learners

genetic

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adjective ge·net·ic \jə-ˈne-tik\

Definition of genetic for English Language Learners

  • : of, relating to, or involving genes


GENETIC Defined for Kids

genetic

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adjective ge·net·ic \jə-ˈne-tik\

Definition of genetic for Students

  1. :  of or relating to genes or genetics <genetic research>


Medical Dictionary

genetic

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adjective ge·net·ic \jə-ˈnet-ik\

Medical Definition of genetic

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or involving genetics

  2. 2:  of, relating to, caused by, or controlled by genes <a genetic disease> <genetic material>—compare acquired 1

genetically

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Variants of genetic

also

genetical

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