bioethics bi·o·eth·ics (bī'ō-ěth'ĭks)
The study of the ethical and moral implications of new biological discoveries and biomedical advances, as in the fields of genetic engineering and drug research.
|bioethics (bī'ō-ěth'ĭks) Pronunciation Key
The study of the ethical and moral implications of medical research and practice.
Note: With the advent of cloning and research on embryonic stem cells, bioethics has become an important branch of scientific inquiry.