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genetics

Pronunciation: je-net'iks

Definition:

  1. The branch of science concerned with the means and consequences of transmission and generation of the components of biologic inheritance.
  2. The genetic features and constitution of any single organism or set of organisms.

[G. genesis, origin or production]

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