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genetics

noun [U] uk   /dʒəˈnet.ɪks/  us   /-ˈnet̬-/
B2 the study of how, in all living things, the characteristics and qualities of parents are given to their children by their genes
Translations of “genetics”
in Korean 유전학…
in Arabic هَنْدَسة الوِراثة…
in Portuguese genética…
in Catalan genètica…
in Japanese 遺伝学…
in Italian genetica…
in Chinese (Traditional) 遺傳學…
in Russian генетика…
in Turkish genetik bilimi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 遗传学…
in Polish genetyka…
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