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1. (used with a sing. verb) The branch of biology that deals with heredity, especially the mechanisms of hereditary transmission and the variation of inherited characteristics among similar or related organisms.
2. (used with a pl. verb) The genetic constitution of an individual, group, or class.
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1. (Biology) (functioning as singular) the branch of biology concerned with the study of heredity and variation in organisms
2. (Biology) the genetic features and constitution of a single organism, species, or group
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n. (used with a sing. v.)
1. the branch of biology that deals with the principles and mechanisms of heredity and with the genetic contribution to similarities and differences among related organisms.
2. the genetic properties or constitution of an organism or group.
[see genetic, -ics; term first proposed in this sense by British biologist William Bateson (1861–1926) in 1905]
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The scientific study of the principles of heredity and the variation of inherited traits among related organisms. Genetics is a branch of biology.
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1. Biology. the science of heredity, studying resemblances and differences in related organisms and the mechanisms which explain these phenomena.See also: Heredity
2. the genetic properties and phenomena of an organism. — geneticist, n. — genetic, adj.
2. the genetic properties and phenomena of an organism. — geneticist, n. — genetic, adj.
the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in plants and animals. — geneticist, n. — genetic, adj.See also: Biology
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Study of heredity.
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|Noun||1.||genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms|
transformation - (genetics) modification of a cell or bacterium by the uptake and incorporation of exogenous DNA
hybridisation, hybridization, hybridizing, interbreeding, crossbreeding, crossing, cross - (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
carrier - (genetics) an organism that possesses a recessive gene whose effect is masked by a dominant allele; the associated trait is not apparent but can be passed on to offspring
amphidiploid - (genetics) an organism or cell having a diploid set of chromosomes from each parent
diploid - (genetics) an organism or cell having the normal amount of DNA per cell; i.e., two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number
haploid - (genetics) an organism or cell having only one complete set of chromosomes
heteroploid - (genetics) an organism or cell having a chromosome number that is not an even multiple of the haploid chromosome number for that species
polyploid - (genetics) an organism or cell having more than twice the haploid number of chromosomes
crossbreed, hybrid, cross - (genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species; "a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"
vector - (genetics) a virus or other agent that is used to deliver DNA to a cell
cosmid - (genetics) a large vector that is made from a bacteriophage and used to clone genes or gene fragments
character - (genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes
unit character - (genetics) a character inherited on an all-or-none basis and dependent on the presence of a single gene
hereditary pattern, inheritance - (genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents
heterosis, hybrid vigor - (genetics) the tendency of a crossbred organism to have qualities superior to those of either parent
gene linkage, linkage - (genetics) traits that tend to be inherited together as a consequence of an association between their genes; all of the genes of a given chromosome are linked (where one goes they all go)
fertilized ovum, zygote - (genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell)
heterozygote - (genetics) an organism having two different alleles of a particular gene and so giving rise to varying offspring
homozygote - (genetics) an organism having two identical alleles of a particular gene and so breeding true for the particular characteristic
cistron, gene, factor - (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity; "genes were formerly called factors"
allele, allelomorph - (genetics) either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character; "some alleles are dominant over others"
haplotype - (genetics) a combination of alleles (for different genes) that are located closely together on the same chromosome and that tend to be inherited together
XX - (genetics) normal complement of sex chromosomes in a female
XXX - (genetics) abnormal complement of three X chromosomes in a female
XXY - (genetics) abnormal complement of sex hormones in a male resulting in Klinefelter's syndrome
XY - (genetics) normal complement of sex hormones in a male
XYY - (genetics) abnormal complement of sex hormones in a male who has two Y chromosomes
sex chromosome - (genetics) a chromosome that determines the sex of an individual; "mammals normally have two sex chromosomes"
Mendel's law - (genetics) one of two principles of heredity formulated by Gregor Mendel on the basis of his experiments with plants; the principles were limited and modified by subsequent genetic research
cytogenetics - the branch of biology that studies the cellular aspects of heredity (especially the chromosomes)
genomics - the branch of genetics that studies organisms in terms of their genomes (their full DNA sequences)
proteomics - the branch of genetics that studies the full set of proteins encoded by a genome
molecular genetics - the branch of genetics concerned with the structure and activity of genetic material at the molecular level
pharmacogenetics - the branch of genetics that studies the genetically determined variations in responses to drugs in humans or laboratory organisms
recombination - (genetics) a combining of genes or characters different from what they were in the parents
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عِلْمُ الوِرَاثَةعِلم الوراثَه
di truyền học
genetics[dʒɪˈnetɪks] NSING → genética f
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genetics[dʒɪˈnɛtɪks] n → génétique f
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genetics[dʒɪˈnɛtɪks] nsg → genetica
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any of the basic elements of heredity, passed from parents to their offspring. If the children are red-haired, one of their parents must have a gene for red hair. geen مورَثَه ген gene gen das Gen gen γονίδιοgen geen ژن geeni gèneגן जीन, वंश gen gén gen gen, erfðavísir gene 遺伝子 유전자 genas gēns gen gengengen ژن gene genă ген gén gen gen gen, arvsanlag ยีน gen 基因 ген نسلی توریث کی اکائی (sinh vật học) gien 基因genetic (dʒəˈnetik) adjective
of genes or genetics. a genetic abnormality. generiese وِراثي генетичен genético genetický genetisch genetisk γενετικός, κληρονομικόςgenético geneetiline ژنتیک؛ موروثی geneettinen génétiqueגנטי आनुवांशिक genetski genetikai genetik gen-; erfðafræðilegur genetico 遺伝の 유전의 genetinis ģenētisks genetik genetischgenetisk, arvelig, gen-genetyczny ارثى genético genetic генетический genetický genetičen genetski genetisk ทางพันธุกรรม genetiğe ait 遺傳(學)上的 генетичний; генний جین یا جینیات سے تعلق رکھنے والا thuộc di truyền học 遗传（学）上的genetic engineering noun
the science of changing the genetic features of animals and plants. generiese manipulasie هَنْدّسَه وراثِيَّه генно инжинерство engenharia genética genetické inženýrství die Gentechnik genteknik γενετική μηχανική ingeniería genética geenitehnoloogia مهندسی ژنتیک geenitekniikka ingénierie génétique הַנדָסָה גֶּנֶטִית आनुवंशिक अभियंत्रण genetski ineženjering géntechnológia, génsebészet rekayasa genetika ingegneria genetica 遺伝子工学 유전공학 genų inžinerija gēnu inženierija kejuruteraan genetik genetische manipulatie genmanipulering, genteknikk inżynieria genetyczna د ژنتیک انجینیر генная инженерия genetické inžinierstvo genetski inženiring genetski inženjering genmanipulation พันธุวิศวกรรม genetik mühendisliği 遺傳工程 генна інженерія پودوں اور حیوانوں کی جینیائی صفات متغیر کرنے والا علم khoa học về biến đổi gien 遗传工程genetics (dʒəˈnetiks) noun singular
the science of heredity. genetika عِلم الوراثَه генетика genética genetika die Genetik genetik γενετικήgenética geneetika علم ژنتیک genetiikka génétique מַדַע הַתּוֹרָשָה आनुवंशिकता genetika genetika genetika erfðafræði genetica 遺伝学 유전학 genetika ģenētika genetik geneticaarvelighetslære, genetikkgenetyka دوراثت علم genética genetică генетика genetika genetika genetika genetik, ärftlighetslära พันธุศาสตร์ genetik bilimi 遺傳學 генетика جینیات di truyền học 遗传学
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genetics→ عِلْمُ الوِرَاثَة genetika genetik Genetik γενετική genética perinnöllisyystiede génétique genetika genetica 遺伝学 유전학 erfelijkheidsleer genetikk genetyka genética генетика genetik พันธุศาสตร์ genetik bilimi di truyền học 遗传学
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n. genética, rama de la biología que estudia la herencia y las leyes que la gobiernan;
medical ___ → ___ médica.
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