a subdivision of genetics concerned with the structure and function of genes at the molecular level.
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Origin of molecular genetics
First recorded in 1965–70
Words nearby molecular genetics
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British Dictionary definitions for molecular genetics
(functioning as singular) the study of the molecular constitution of genes and chromosomes
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Medical definitions for molecular genetics
The branch of genetics that deals with hereditary transmission and variation on the molecular level.
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