ge·​no·​mic ji-ˈnō-mik How to pronounce genomic (audio) -ˈnä- How to pronounce genomic (audio)
: of or relating to a genome or to genomics

Examples of genomic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The authors note that these extended life spans are part of what enabled them to find evidence for antagonistic pleiotropy in the genomic data. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, 8 Dec. 2023 The Natural History Museum has lost a variety of animal samples, including cells, genomic tissue and feathers. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 Jan. 2024 Tucked between genes that code for proteins are genomic relics from ancient microbial invasions. Annie Melchor, WIRED, 7 Jan. 2024 Oliver Rossi Analysis of genomic and behavioral data from the vast UK Biobank finally demonstrates that genes that promote reproductive behaviors come with the ultimate price. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, 8 Dec. 2023 Today, however, there is a new frontier in this effort: blunting China’s ambitions to gain supremacy in the world’s cutting-edge technologies, including artificial intelligence, big data, quantum computing, cloud computing, surveillance infrastructure and genomic research. Edward Wong, New York Times, 27 Nov. 2023 Recently, researchers have started to explore how genomic data can contribute to kākāpō survival. Rina Diane Caballar, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Dec. 2023 What concerns him, however, is the possibility of cases going undetected outside of the the UK, which has far better genomic surveillance capabilities than most other countries in the world. Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 27 Nov. 2023 The idea is to help the researchers who pay to use the Biobank to correlate patients’ genomic information with other data, potentially spotlighting warning signs for disease or identifying variants that might prove to be protective. Damian Garde, STAT, 30 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of genomic was in 1934

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Cite this Entry

“Genomic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


ge·​nom·​ic ji-ˈnō-mik How to pronounce genomic (audio) -ˈnäm-ik How to pronounce genomic (audio)
: of or relating to a genome or genomics
the genomic constitution of an organism
use of genomic technology to develop new and improved drugs

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