genetics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction ge·net·ics \ jə-ˈne-tiks \
|Updated on: 28 Jul 2018

Definition of genetics

1 : a branch of biology that deals with the heredity and variation of organisms
2 : the genetic makeup and phenomena of an organism, type, group, or condition

geneticist

play \jə-ˈne-tə-sist\ noun

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First Known Use of genetics

1905

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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GENETICS Defined for English Language Learners

genetics

Definition of genetics for English Language Learners

  • : the scientific study of how genes control the characteristics of plants and animals


GENETICS Defined for Kids

genetics

noun ge·net·ics \ jə-ˈne-tiks \

Definition of genetics for Students

: the scientific study of how the characteristics of living things are controlled by genes

Medical Dictionary

genetics

noun plural but singular in construction ge·net·ics \ jə-ˈnet-iks \

medical Definition of genetics

1 a : a branch of biology that deals with the heredity and variation of organisms
b : a treatise or textbook on genetics
2 : the genetic makeup and phenomena of an organism, type, group, or condition


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