HyperDic: genetics

English > 1 sense of the word genetics:
NOUNcognitiongenetics, genetic sciencethe branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
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English > genetics: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms.
Synonymgenetic science
Category ofMendel's law(genetics) one of two principles of heredity formulated by Gregor Mendel on the basis of his experiments with plants
XX(genetics) normal complement of sex chromosomes in a female
XXX(genetics) abnormal complement of three X chromosomes in a female
XXY(genetics) abnormal complement of sex hormones in a male resulting in Klinefelter's syndrome
XY(genetics) normal complement of sex hormones in a male
XYY(genetics) abnormal complement of sex hormones in a male who has two Y chromosomes
allele, allelomorph(genetics) either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character
amphidiploid(genetics) an organism or cell having a diploid set of chromosomes from each parent
bivalent, doubleUsed of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis
carrier(genetics) an organism that possesses a recessive gene whose effect is masked by a dominant allele
character(genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes
cosmid(genetics) a large vector that is made from a bacteriophage and used to clone genes or gene fragments
deletion(genetics) the loss or absence of one or more nucleotides from a chromosome
diploidOf a cell or organism having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number
diploid(genetics) an organism or cell having the normal amount of DNA per cell
dominanceThe organic phenomenon in which one of a pair of alleles present in a genotype is expressed in the phenotype and the other allele of the pair is not
dominant(of genes) producing the same phenotype whether its allele is identical or dissimilar / dissimilar
expression(genetics) the process of expressing a gene
filialDesignating the generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation
gene, cistron, factor(genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain
haploid, haploidic, monoploidOf a cell or organism having a single set of chromosomes
haploid(genetics) an organism or cell having only one complete set of chromosomes
haplotype(genetics) a combination of alleles (for different genes) that are located closely together on the same chromosome and that tend to be inherited together
heteroploid(genetics) an organism or cell having a chromosome number that is not an even multiple of the haploid chromosome number for that species
heterosis, hybrid vigor(genetics) the tendency of a crossbred organism to have qualities superior to those of either parent
heterozygote(genetics) an organism having two different alleles of a particular gene and so giving rise to varying offspring
heterozygousHaving dissimilar / dissimilar alleles at corresponding chromosomal loci
homozygote(genetics) an organism having two identical alleles of a particular gene and so breeding true for the particular characteristic
homozygousHaving identical alleles at corresponding chromosomal loci
hybrid, crossbreed, cross(genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar / dissimilar parents or stock
hybridization, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossing, cross, interbreeding, hybridizing(genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
inheritance, hereditary pattern(genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents
insertional mutagenesis(genetics) a mutation caused by the insertion of exogenous DNA into a genome
inversion(genetics) a kind of mutation in which the order of the genes in a section of a chromosome is reversed
linkage, gene linkage(genetics) traits that tend to be inherited together as a consequence of an association between their genes
mapping, chromosome mapping(genetics) the process of locating genes on a chromosome
meiosis, miosis, reduction division(genetics) cell division that produces reproductive cells in sexually reproducing organisms
monogenicOf or relating to an inheritable character that is controlled by a single pair of genes
multivalentUsed of the association of three or more homologous chromosomes during the first division of meiosis
mutation, genetic mutation, chromosomal mutation(genetics) any event that changes genetic structure
parentalDesignating the generation of organisms from which hybrid offspring are produced
point mutation, gene mutation(genetics) a mutation due to an intramolecular reorganization of a gene
polygenicOf or relating to an inheritable character that is controlled by several genes at once
polymorphism(genetics) the genetic variation within a population that natural selection can operate on
polyploidOf a cell or organism having more than twice the haploid number of chromosomes
polyploid(genetics) an organism or cell having more than twice the haploid number of chromosomes
position effect(genetics) the effect on the expression of a gene that is produced by changing its location in a chromosome
recessive(of genes) producing its characteristic phenotype only when its allele is identical
recombination(genetics) a combining of genes or characters different from what they were in the parents
replication(genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division
reversion(genetics) a return to a normal phenotype (usually resulting from a second mutation)
saltation(genetics) a mutation that drastically changes the phenotype of an organism or species
segregation(genetics) the separation of paired alleles during meiosis so that members of each pair of alleles appear in different gametes
sex chromosome(genetics) a chromosome that determines the sex of an individual
single nucleotide polymorphism, SNP(genetics) genetic variation in a DNA sequence that occurs when a single nucleotide in a genome is altered
transcription(genetics) the organic process whereby the DNA sequence in a gene is copied into mRNA
transduction(genetics) the process of transfering genetic material from one cell to another by a plasmid or bacteriophage
transformation(genetics) modification of a cell or bacterium by the uptake and incorporation of exogenous DNA
translateDetermine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA
translation(genetics) the process whereby genetic information coded in messenger RNA directs the formation of a specific protein at a ribosome in the cytoplasm
translocation(genetics) an exchange of chromosome parts
transposition(genetics) a kind of mutation in which a chromosomal segment is transfered to a new position on the same or another chromosome
triploidOf a cell or organism having three complete sets of chromosomes
unit character(genetics) a character inherited on an all-or-none basis and dependent on the presence of a single gene
univalentUsed of a chromosome that is not paired or united with its homologous chromosome during synapsis
vector(genetics) a virus or other agent that is used to deliver DNA to a cell
zygote, fertilized ovum(genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell)
NarrowercytogeneticsThe branch of biology that studies the cellular aspects of heredity (especially the chromosomes)
genomicsThe branch of genetics that studies organisms in terms of their genomes (their full DNA sequences)
molecular geneticsThe branch of genetics concerned with the structure and activity of genetic material at the molecular level
pharmacogeneticsThe branch of genetics that studies the genetically determined variations in responses to drugs in humans or laboratory organisms
proteomicsThe branch of genetics that studies the full set of proteins encoded by a genome
Broaderbiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Adjectivesgenetic, geneticalof or relating to the science of genetics
Nounsgeneticista biologist who specializes in genetics

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