Definition of genetic engineering in English:

genetic engineering

Line breaks: gen|et¦ic en¦gin|eer|ing

noun

[mass noun]
The deliberate modification of the characteristics of an organism by manipulating its genetic material.
More 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?

Definition of genetic engineering in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day dinkum
Pronunciation: ˈdiNGkəm
adjective
(of an article or person) genuine