genetic disease

n.

A disease caused by the absence of a gene or by products of a defective gene.

Nearby words

  1. genetic amplification,
  2. genetic association,
  3. genetic code,
  4. genetic counseling,
  5. genetic counselling,
  6. genetic disorder,
  7. genetic dominant,
  8. genetic drift,
  9. genetic engineering,
  10. genetic fallacy


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