Definition of Genetics

1. Noun. The branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms.

Definition of Genetics

1. Noun. (biology genetics) The branch of biology that deals with the transmission and variation of inherited characteristics, in particular chromosomes and DNA. ¹

2. Noun. (biology genetics) The genetic makeup of a specific individual or species. ¹

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Definition of Genetics

1. the science of heredity [n]

Medical Definition of Genetics

1. The study of the patterns of inheritance of specific traits. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genetics

genetic techniques
genetic testing
genetic toxicology
genetic transformation
genetic variance
genetic vectors
genetically engineered
genetically modified
genetically modified organism
genetically modified organisms
genetics (current term)

Literary usage of Genetics

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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)
"With due apologies to my colleagues from The Jackson Laboratory, most of genetics started with the rat from the work of William Castle. ..."

2. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1917)
"Dr. Castle's book is notable not only because of its contents, but because it is the first comprehensive advanced textbook of genetics in the English ..."

3. Principles of Animal Biology by Aaron Franklin Shull, George Roger Larue, Alexander Grant Ruthven (1920)
"The production of these minor features and the laws that govern their occurrence arc the subject matter of the science of genetics. Scope of genetics. ..."

4. Return to Resistance: Breeding Crops to Reduce Pesticide Dependence by Raoul A. Robinson (1996)
"In particular, there were now two schools of thought in the study of genetics. Members of the older school called themselves biometri- cians. ..."

5. Heredity and Environment in the Development of Men by Edwin Grant Conklin (1916)
"METHODS OF MODERN genetics 1. Mendelian Association and Dissociation of Characters.—Breeders have long known that it is possible to get certain desirable ..."

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