Definition of non-genetic in English:

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Not relating to or acquired through heredity; not genetic: environmental and other non-genetic factors also contribute to the disease process
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  • Most of the well-financed breast cancer organizations make little or no mention of the non-genetic causes of breast cancer.
  • Tumor cells also can arise by non-genetic means through the actions of specific tumor viruses.
  • There are two ways in which carcinogens can act: genetic and non-genetic.



Example sentences
  • The closest thing I've heard to determining the gender of the baby non-genetically is based on your menstruation cycle.
  • The idea of a “Rakhi brother” (a term used to refer to any sibling acquired non-genetically) is getting increasingly popular among women.
  • 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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