[ bahy-oh-eth-iks ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˈɛθ ɪks /
noun (used with a singular verb)
a field of study concerned with the ethics and philosophical implications of certain biological and medical procedures, technologies, and treatments, as organ transplants, genetic engineering, and care of the terminally ill.
Related formsbi·o·eth·i·cal, adjectivebi·o·eth·i·cist [bahy-oh-eth-uh-sist] /ˌbaɪ oʊˈɛθ ə sɪst/, noun
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Examples from the Web for bioethics
Too often in bioethics debates, we forget the people who are actually going to be affected by a new procedure.
“Yes,” Dr. Iain Brassington, a bioethics lecturer at the University of Manchester, told me.
British Dictionary definitions for bioethics
/ (ˌbaɪəʊˈɛθɪks) /
(functioning as singular) the study of ethical problems arising from biological research and its applications in such fields as organ transplantation, genetic engineering, or artificial insemination
Derived Formsbioethical, adjectivebioethicist (ˌbaɪəʊˈɛθɪsɪst), noun
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Medicine definitions for bioethics
[ bī′ō-ĕth′ĭks ]
The study of the ethical and moral implications of new biological discoveries and biomedical advances, as in the fields of genetic engineering and drug research.
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Science definitions for bioethics
[ bī′ō-ĕth′ĭks ]
The study of the ethical and moral implications of medical research and practice.
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Culture definitions for bioethics
With the advent of cloning and research on embryonic stem cells, bioethics has become an important branch of scientific inquiry.
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