ge·net·ic (jə-nĕtĭk) also ge·net·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
a. Of or relating to genetics or genes.
b. Affecting or determined by genes: genetic diseases.
2. Of, relating to, or influenced by the origin or development of something.
3. Linguistics Of or relating to the relationship between or among languages that are descendants of the same language.
[From Greek genetikos, genitive, from genesis, origin; see GENESIS.]
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