- Biology. of or relating to epigenesis, or the successive differentiation of undifferentiated cells in an embryo.
- Genetics. noting or pertaining to epigenetics, specifically, the process by which the expression of genetic information is modified on a molecular level without a change to the DNA sequence: the epigenetic inheritance of longevity.
Origin of epigenetic
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Whereas some epigenetic changes are temporary, others can be permanent, and even passed on to the next generation.How Famines Make Future Generations Fat
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Digby thus makes a good statement of epigenetic development.Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England
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Epigenetic: the period after the union of the male and female elements, during which organs are forming.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
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Now he explains candidly that he has been driven to the view that epigenetic development does not exist.The Biological Problem of To-day
- of or relating to epigenesis
- denoting processes by which heritable modifications in gene function occur without a change in the sequence of the DNA
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