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genomics

[ jee-noh-miks, ‐nom-iks ]
/ dʒiˈnoʊ mɪks, ‐ˈnɒm ɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)

the study of genomes.

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Origin of genomics

First recorded in 1985–90; see origin at genome, -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for genomics

genomics
/ (dʒɪˈnɒmɪks) /

noun (functioning as singular)

the branch of molecular genetics concerned with the study of genomes, specifically the identification and sequencing of their constituent genes and the application of this knowledge in medicine, pharmacy, agriculture, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for genomics

genomics
[ jē-nōmĭks ]

n.

The study of all of the nucleotide sequences, including structural genes, regulatory sequences, and noncoding DNA segments, in the chromosomes of an organism.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for genomics

genomics
[ jə-nōmĭks ]

The scientific study of genomes.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Cultural definitions for genomics

genomics
[ (juh-noh-miks) ]

The field of science that studies the entire DNA sequence of an organism's genome. The goal is to find all the genes within each genome and to use that information to develop improved medicines as well as answer scientific questions. (See also proteomics.)

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