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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.
(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
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.
The study of the ethics surrounding medical research and health-care practices.