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bi·o·eth·ics

 (bī′ō-ĕth′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the ethical and moral implications of new biological discoveries and biomedical advances, as in the fields of genetic engineering and drug research.

bi′o·eth′i·cal adj.
bi′o·eth′i·cist (-ĭ-sĭst) n.

bioethics

(ˌbaɪəʊˈɛθɪks)
n
(Philosophy) (functioning as singular) the study of ethical problems arising from biological research and its applications in such fields as organ transplantation, genetic engineering, or artificial insemination
ˌbioˈethical adj
bioethicist n

bi•o•eth•ics

(ˌbaɪ oʊˈɛθ ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
a field of study and counsel concerned with the implications of certain medical procedures, genetic engineering, and care of the terminally ill.
[1970–75]
bi`o•eth′i•cal, adj.
bi`o•eth′i•cist (-ə sɪst) n.

bi·o·eth·ics

(bī′ō-ĕth′ĭks)
The study of the ethics surrounding medical research and health-care practices.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bioethics - the branch of ethics that studies moral values in the biomedical sciencesbioethics - the branch of ethics that studies moral values in the biomedical sciences
moral philosophy, ethics - the philosophical study of moral values and rules
neuroethics - the study of ethical implications of treatments for neurological diseases
Translations

bioethics

n bioética
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