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nongenetic Syllabification: non·ge·net·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌnänjəˈnedik/

Definition of nongenetic in English:


Not relating to or acquired through heredity; not genetic: environmental and other nongenetic factors also contribute to the disease process
More example sentences
  • Identical twins are not 100 % concordant, indicating that there are nongenetic factors involved.
  • Susceptibility to MS is based on interactions among several genes and influences by, largely unknown, nongenetic factors.
  • Nongenetic diabetes usually occurs in people over the age of 40.



Example sentences
  • This pollen drift poses huge problems for any farmer trying to grow non-genetically engineered crops.
  • Control data on age of onset in individuals linked non-genetically have apparently never been sought.
  • The evidence from recent twin studies suggests that the proportion of variance which needs to be explained non-genetically is small.

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