genetic screening


noun

assessment of an individual's genetic makeup to detect inheritable defects that may be transmitted to offspring.
evaluation of a person's genetic makeup in an attempt to predict genetic predisposition to certain illnesses associated with a workplace environment.

Nearby words

  1. genetic male,
  2. genetic map,
  3. genetic marker,
  4. genetic psychology,
  5. genetic relationship,
  6. genetic testing,
  7. genetically modified,
  8. genetically modified organism,
  9. geneticist,
  10. genetics

Origin of genetic screening

First recorded in 1970–75

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