from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to genetics or genes.
- adj. Affecting or determined by genes: genetic diseases.
- adj. Of, relating to, or influenced by the origin or development of something.
- adj. Linguistics Of or relating to the relationship between or among languages that are descendants of the same protolanguage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. relating to genetics or genes
- adj. caused by genes
- adj. of or relating to origin (genesis)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Same as genetical.
- adj. Of or pertaining to genes or genetics.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to genesis in any way; as regards origin or mode of production.
- Thè definition of a natural kind by means of an explanation of how such things first came to be.
- n. A medicine which acts on the sexual organs.
- An element in recent adjectives which correspond to nouns in -genesis (see genesis) and -geny (see -geny), as biogenetic, phylogenetic, etc. See genetic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or produced by or being a gene
- adj. pertaining to or referring to origin
- adj. occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
- adj. of or relating to the science of genetics
If we suppose that some of the ˜pegs™ in Waddington's model are environmental factors, rather than genetic loci, then we can define separate notions of ˜environmental canalisation™ and ˜genetic canalisation™.
The idea that the ˜genetic program™ or ˜genetic instructions™ for phenotypes are literally written in the genetic code is a continuing barrier to the public understanding of genetics, one that is reinforced every time a journalist reports that scientists have ˜decoded™ the gene for something.
But although the term genetic discrimination dates back to around 1986, Reilly argued that there is scant documented evidence of genetic discrimination by insurers and employers.
Six years ago the term genetic genealogy was meaningless, says Bennett Greenspan, head of Family Tree DNA, which has 52,000 customers.
Though she went on to earn a graduate degree in international studies at New York University—and, driven by what she called "genetic memory," repeatedly returned to Russia—Ms. Simone was determined to make music.
Collins told them, "We now have smart bombs" -- what he calls the genetic and pharmaceutical attacks against the disease.
Often, I hear people say, "Oh, I've got bad genes, there's nothing I can do about it" -- displaying what I call genetic nihilism.
Alm also wants to find out exactly how business is conducted in what he called a genetic "black market."
The point is that Mayr coined the term genetic homeostais because all breeding experiments
When I set out, I wanted to learn more about "birth defects," and the difference between what I called genetic and developmental causation.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.