Definition of Genetic

1. Adjective. Occurring among members of a family usually by heredity. "Genetically transmitted features"

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or produced by or being a gene. "Genetic code"
Exact synonyms: Genetical, Genic
Partainyms: Gene, Gene, Gene
Derivative terms: Gene, Gene

3. Adjective. Pertaining to or referring to origin. "Genetic history reconstructs the origins of a literary work"
Partainyms: Origin

4. Adjective. Of or relating to the science of genetics. "Genetic research"
Exact synonyms: Genetical
Derivative terms: Gene, Genetics, Gene, Genetics
Partainyms: Genetics

Definition of Genetic

1. a. Same as Genetical.

Definition of Genetic

1. Adjective. (genetics) relating to genetics or genes ¹

2. Adjective. caused by genes ¹

3. Adjective. of or relating to origin (genesis) ¹

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Definition of Genetic

1. pertaining to genetics [adj] - See also: genetics

Medical Definition of Genetic

1. Pertaining to reproduction or to birth or origin. (07 May 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genetic

genesee epoch
genesial cycle
genetic (current term)
genetic abnormality
genetic algorithm
genetic algorithms
genetic amplification
genetic block
genetic burden
genetic carrier
genetic code
genetic colonisation
genetic complement
genetic complementation
genetic complementation test

Literary usage of Genetic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Microbial and Phenotypic Definition of Rats and Mice: Proceedings of the by National Research Council Staff, ebrary, Inc, National Research Council, International Committee, Commission on Life Sciences, National Academy of Sciences (1999)
"In this case, the number of loci showing genetic polymorphisms decreases with ... Generally, genetic variation in a closed colony is greater than that seen ..."

2. Technologies for Understanding and Preventing Substance Abuse and Addiction by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"However, a genetic component alone is undoubtedly insufficient to precipitate substance abuse and addiction. Unlike disorders such as Huntington's disease ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"These should be made to contribute to genetic psychology, ... The genetic psychologist would be stupid indeed were he not willing and eager to make use of ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1903)
"In other cases, the genetic elements that long ago became indistinguish- ably ... Now the importance of taking account of the concept of genetic elements ..."

5. Stress, Gender, and Alcohol-Seeking Behavior edited by Walter A. Hunt, Sam Zakhari (1996)
"Chapter 2 Gender and genetic Vulnerability to Alcoholism Carol A. Prescott, Ph.D., and Kenneth S. Kendler, MD In this chapter we discuss gender differences ..."

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