genomic imprinting

noun

Medical Definition of genomic imprinting

: genetic alteration of a gene or its expression that is inferred to take place from the observation that certain genes are expressed differently depending on whether they are inherited from the paternal or maternal parent

called also genetic imprinting, imprinting

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“Genomic imprinting.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/genomic%20imprinting. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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