genetic

[ juh-net-ik ]
/ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk /
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adjective

Biology. pertaining or according to genetics.
of, relating to, or produced by genes; genic.
of, relating to, or influenced by geneses or origins.

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Origin of genetic

First recorded in 1825–35; gene(sis) + -tic

OTHER WORDS FROM genetic

Definition for genetic (2 of 2)

-genetic

a suffix of adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -genesis: parthenogenetic.
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British Dictionary definitions for genetic

genetic

genetical

/ (dʒɪˈnɛtɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to genetics, genes, or the origin of something

Derived forms of genetic

genetically, adverb

Word Origin for genetic

C19: from genesis
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Medical definitions for genetic

genetic
[ jə-nĕtĭk ]

adj.

Of or relating to genetics or genes.
Affecting or affected by genes, as a disorder or deficiency.
Of, relating to, or influenced by the origin or development of something; ontogenic.
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