genetics
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1905 1. a branch of biology that deals with the heredity and variation of organisms 2. the genetic makeup and phenomena of an organism, type, group, or condition • geneticist noun

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  • genetics — genetics. См. генетика. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Genetics —   Titre abrégé Genetics Discipline Génétique Langue Anglais Directeur de publication Mark Johnston …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Genetics — biohacker biopharming bioprivacy blooding bug cheapdate contraceptive corn crazy tobacco …   New words

  • genetics — 1872, laws of origination; see GENETIC (Cf. genetic) + ICS (Cf. ics). A coinage of English biologist William Bateson (1861 1926). Meaning study of heredity is from 1891 …   Etymology dictionary

  • genetics —  Genetics  Генетика   Наука о наследственной передаче и изменчивости признаков у живых организмов …   Толковый англо-русский словарь по нанотехнологии. - М.

  • genetics — ► PLURAL NOUN 1) (treated as sing. ) the study of heredity and the variation of inherited characteristics. 2) (treated as sing. or pl. ) the genetic properties or features of an organism. DERIVATIVES geneticist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • genetics — [jə net′iks] n. [ GENET(IC) + ICS] 1. the branch of biology that deals with heredity and variation in similar or related animals and plants 2. the genetic features or constitution of an individual, group, or kind …   English World dictionary

  • Genetics — This article is about the general scientific term. For the scientific journal, see Genetics (journal). Part of a series on Genetics Key components Chromosome DNA • RNA Genome …   Wikipedia

  • genetics — /jeuh net iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) 1. Biol. the science of heredity, dealing with resemblances and differences of related organisms resulting from the interaction of their genes and the environment. 2. the genetic properties and phenomena… …   Universalium

  • Genetics — The scientific study of heredity. Genetics pertains to humans and all other organisms. So, for example, there is human genetics, mouse genetics, fruitfly genetics, etc. Human genetics today comprises a number of overlapping fields, including:… …   Medical dictionary

  • genetics — noun a) The branch of biology that deals with the transmission and variation of inherited characteristics, in particular chromosomes and DNA. As a result of your father’s, mother’s, and their parents <! [sic] no apostrophe genetics, you are… …   Wiktionary

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