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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: yu-fe'niks

Definition: Modification of the internal or external environment of an individual so as to prevent or modify the phenotypic expression of a genetic defect, without changing the genotype or the inheritance.

[eu- + G. phaino, to show forth]

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