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English definition of “genetic”

genetic

adjective uk   /dʒəˈnet.ɪk/ us    /-ˈnet̬-/
C1 belonging or relating to genes (= parts of the DNA in cells) received by each animal or plant from its parents: a genetic defect/diseaseGeneticsInnate and congenital
genetically
adverb uk   /-ɪ.kəl.i/ us  
GeneticsInnate and congenital
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