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Genetics

Definition(s)

The branch of science concerned with the means and consequences of transmission and generation of the components of biological inheritance. (Stedman, 26th ed)

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The branch of biology that deals with heredity, especially the mechanisms of hereditary transmission and the variation of inherited characteristics among similar or related organisms

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Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014