genetic

[juh-net-ik]
adjective
1.
Biology. pertaining or according to genetics.
2.
of, pertaining to, or produced by genes; genic.
3.
of, pertaining to, or influenced by geneses or origins.
Also, genetical.


Origin:
1825–35; gene(sis) + -tic

genetically, adverb
hypergenetic, adjective
hypergenetical, adjective
hypergenetically, adverb
hypergeneticalness, noun
nongenetic, adjective
nongenetical, adjective
nongenetically, adverb
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genetic or genetical (dʒɪˈnɛtɪk)
 
adj
of or relating to genetics, genes, or the origin of something
 
[C19: from genesis]
 
genetical or genetical
 
adj
 
[C19: from genesis]
 
ge'netically or genetical
 
adv

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genetic
"pertaining to origins," coined 1831 by Carlyle from Gk. genetikos "genitive," from genesis "origin" (see genus). Biological sense first recorded in Darwin, 1859. Genetics (patterned on ethics, etc.) is 1872 meaning "laws of origination," 1905 for "study of heredity," a coinage
of Eng. biologist William Bateson (1861-1926).
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genetic ge·net·ic (jə-nět'ĭk) or ge·net·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to genetics or genes.

  2. Affecting or affected by genes, as a disorder or deficiency.

  3. Of, relating to, or influenced by the origin or development of something; ontogenic.

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Example sentences
Animals are scarce and must be genetically engineered.
They've done it to several species- many of them closer to humans genetically
  than cats.
And for reasons that wouldn't become clear until much later, they were easier
  to manipulate genetically than other rodents.
Now a way has been found to make greener tyres by using genetically modified
  bugs to produce isoprene biologically.
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