ge·​no·​mic | \ ji-ˈnō-mik How to pronounce genomic (audio) , -ˈnä- \

Definition of genomic

: of or relating to a genome or to genomics

Examples of genomic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These molecular tests search the genomic manuscript with about as much precision as the Ctrl+F function on a computer, which means that even single-letter typos—that is, simple RNA mutations—can discombobulate them. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 7 June 2021 This could be considered one of the world’s first genomic NFTs. Cathy Hackl, Forbes, 1 June 2021 Before genomic selection was introduced in the U.S. in 2008, Holstein inbreeding increased at an average rate of 0.11% each year, according to Dr. Hansen’s research. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, 28 May 2021 Through genomic sequencing, the CDC found that several variants of concern played a role in most of the breakthrough cases. NBC News, 24 May 2021 The samples mostly came from children under 5 years old. Through additional genomic sequencing, the new strain found was named CCoV-HuPn-2018. Gabriela Miranda, USA TODAY, 21 May 2021 State officials are using genomic sequencing in a sampling of positive infections to track other variants such as P.1, first identified in Brazil, and B.1.351, first identified in South Africa. Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune, 20 May 2021 Her county’s laboratory now does almost all its own genomic sequencing instead of sending samples to public and private partners. Erin Allday, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 May 2021 Public-health experts and scientists say a highly infectious coronavirus variant first identified in India appears to be fueling a precipitous rise in cases in Nepal, and await the genomic sequencing of more samples to be certain. Krishna Pokharel, WSJ, 18 May 2021

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First Known Use of genomic

1934, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jun 2021

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“Genomic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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ge·​nom·​ic | \ ji-ˈnō-mik How to pronounce genomic (audio) , -ˈnäm-ik How to pronounce genomic (audio) \

Medical Definition of genomic

: 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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Nglish: Translation of genomic for Spanish Speakers


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