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genetic engineering Syllabification: ge·net·ic en·gi·neer·ing
Pronunciation: /jəˈnedik ˌenjəˈni(ə)riNG/

Definition of genetic engineering in English:


The deliberate modification of the characteristics of an organism by manipulating its genetic material.
Example sentences
  • RNA is also taking a place in the areas of gene therapy and genetic engineering.
  • The genetic engineering of livestock for human medical applications is known as pharming.
  • With this in mind, why the sudden panic about a few pollen grains and the outrage against gene manipulation by genetic engineering?
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