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[ep-i-juh-net-iks] /ˌɛp ɪ dʒəˈnɛt ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
Genetics. the study of the process by which genetic information is translated into the substance and behavior of an organism: specifically, the study of the way in which the expression of heritable traits is modified by environmental influences or other mechanisms without a change to the DNA sequence.
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1942; coined by Conrad H. Waddington, 1905-75, British biologist; blend of epigenesis and genetics Unabridged
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noun (functioning as sing)
the study of heritable changes that occur without a change in the DNA sequence
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