[ juh-net-ik ]
/ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk /


Biology. pertaining or according to genetics.
of, relating to, or produced by genes; genic.
of, relating to, or influenced by geneses or origins.
Also ge·net·i·cal.

Origin of genetic

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

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British Dictionary definitions for genetically



/ (dʒɪˈnɛtɪk) /


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

Derived Forms

genetically, adverb

Word Origin for genetic

C19: from genesis
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Medicine definitions for genetically


[ jə-nĕtĭk ]


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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