non·​ge·​net·​ic | \ˌnän-jə-ˈne-tik \

Definition of nongenetic 

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

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

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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

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First Known Use of nongenetic

1914, in the meaning defined above

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non·​ge·​net·​ic | \-jə-ˈnet-ik \

Medical Definition of nongenetic 

: not genetic nongenetic diseases

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