Genetic meaning

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The definition of genetic is something relating to genes or to the origin of something.

An example of genetic used as an adjective is in the phrase "genetic trait," which means a trait that is passed down through families.

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Studying genetics can help doctors develop better medications or a cure for currently incurable diseases such as cancer and AIDS.

The characteristics and traits you inherit from your parents are examples of genetics.

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Of or relating to origin (genesis).
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Of, relating to, or influenced by the origin or development of something.
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Genetics is defined as hereditary characteristics and properties, or to the study of such characteristics.
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Gregor Mendel was the first to study human genetics. In 1865 he performed the first study to see how traits were passed on between plants. He is often referred to as being the Father of Genetics and he was the first to discover that all genes follow certain laws.
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There are two types of genes. The autosome define every trait except gende. The chromosome defines gender based on X and Y chromosomes,
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(linguistics) Of or relating to the relationship between or among languages that are descendants of the same language.
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Of the genesis, or origin, of something.
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Of or having to do with genetics.
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Relating to genetics or genes.
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Affecting or determined by genes.

Genetic diseases.

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(genetics) Relating to genetics or genes.
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Caused by genes.
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Origin of genetic

  • From Greek genetikos genitive from genesis origin genesis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition