[ fahr-muh-koh-juh-net-iks ]

noun(used with a singular verb)Pharmacology.
  1. the branch of pharmacology that examines the relation of genetic factors to variations in response to drugs.

Origin of pharmacogenetics

First recorded in 1955–60; pharmaco- + genetics

Other words from pharmacogenetics

  • phar·ma·co·ge·net·ic [fahr-muh-koh-juh-net-ik], /ˌfɑr mə koʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, adjective

Words Nearby pharmacogenetics Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Scientific definitions for pharmacogenetics


[ fär′mə-kō-jə-nĕtĭks ]

  1. The study of the genetic factors that influence an organism's reaction to a drug.

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