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genetic

Syllabification: ge·net·ic
Pronunciation: /jəˈnedik
 
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Definition of genetic in English:

adjective

1Of or relating to genes or heredity: all the cells in the body contain the same genetic information
More example sentences
  • Nowadays we are more likely to think of them as genes or the genetic inheritance.
  • Path diagram for a genetic network of nine genes reconstructed from yeast cell cycle data.
  • On the other hand, red sea bream had large gene flow and small genetic differentiation.
1.1Of or relating to genetics: an attempt to control mosquitoes by genetic techniques
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  • An astonishing number of biochemical and genetic techniques are available to study chromatin behavior.
  • It is now cited as the primary source for many basic genetic techniques and approaches.
  • The genetic algorithm technique can work, but only because programmers have supplied the goal.
2Of or relating to origin; arising from a common origin: the genetic relations between languages
More example sentences
  • Numerals and verbs are a very important part of identifying the genetic affiliations of a language.
  • In general, only when the genetic language is translated can we understand what it means.
  • Field relations also rule out a direct genetic link between mantle peridotites and upper crustal rocks exposed on the island.

Origin

mid 19th century (sense 2): from genesis, on the pattern of pairs such as antithesis, antithetic.

Derivatives

genetical

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Linkage disequilibrium mapping has been successful in mapping genetical disorders.
  • Combined with these methods, genetical analyses have revealed the functions of individual genes affecting the pharynx.
  • A genetical analysis demonstrated that two mutations affect the mitochondrial genome whereas the third mutation is of nuclear origin.

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