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Definition of "genetics" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • The genetic constitution of an individual, group, or class. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "genetics" in a sentence
  • ""The expectation in genetics is that only repeated efforts to replicate associations on independent samples by several research teams will verify initial findings like these," they wrote."
  • "The Iowa-born expert in genetics is known as the man behind the "Green Revolution" of the"
  • "Suggesting that, in light of an enduring and widely observed academic performance gap between blacks and whites, such gap may be attributable to genetics is to simply explore a scientific hypothesis to explain a persistent, observed phenomenon."