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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·cist (-ĭ-sĭst) n.
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(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
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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.
bi`o•eth′i•cist (-ə sɪst) n.
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The study of the ethics surrounding medical research and health-care practices.
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|Noun||1.||bioethics - the branch of ethics that studies moral values in the biomedical sciences|
neuroethics - the study of ethical implications of treatments for neurological diseases
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