1 of genetics or genes; inherited.
2 of, in, or concerning origin; causal.
Phrases and idioms:
genetic code Biochem. the means by which genetic information is stored as sequences of nucleotide bases in the chromosomal DNA. genetic engineering the deliberate modification of the characters of an organism by the manipulation of DNA and the transformation of certain genes. genetic fingerprinting (or profiling) the analysis of characteristic patterns in DNA as a means of identifying individuals.
genetically adv.
Etymology: GENESIS after antithetic

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