nongenetic

adjective
non·​ge·​net·​ic | \ˌnän-jə-ˈne-tik \

Definition of nongenetic 

: not relating to or involving genes : not genetic nongenetic causes of disease

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from nongenetic

nongenetically \ˌnän-​jə-​ˈne-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

Examples of nongenetic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

The nongenetic components of aptitude, scrupulousness and ambition matter, too, of course, but most of those environmental and cultural variables were provided by others or circumstances not of your making. Michael Shermer, Scientific American, "Does Success Come Mostly from Talent, Hard Work—or Luck?," 1 Nov. 2017 In some places, the surrogate's name will appear on the birth certificate, so after the child is born, the surrogate must legally renounce her parental rights and the nongenetic father must legally adopt the child. Esquire, "How Two Men Make a Baby," 24 June 2016 Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is the most common nongenetic cause of childhood deafness in the country. John Ingold, The Denver Post, "CMV virus is way more common than Zika. But expectant mothers don’t know their babies are at risk.," 2 Feb. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'nongenetic.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of nongenetic

1914, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about nongenetic

Share nongenetic

Statistics for nongenetic

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for nongenetic

The first known use of nongenetic was in 1914

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for nongenetic

nongenetic

adjective
non·​ge·​net·​ic | \-jə-ˈnet-ik \

Medical Definition of nongenetic 

: not genetic nongenetic diseases

Comments on nongenetic

What made you want to look up nongenetic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

amusing and light sparring with words

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!