genetic

Anything genetic has to do with your genes and DNA. You inherited your mom's eye color because it's genetic.

Genetic traits run in families: biological families, anyway. Anything genetic is related to your DNA, the material you inherited from your biological parents. Hair color, eye color, and other physical traits are genetic, and so are some diseases. Scientists do genetic research to see how knowing what’s in your genes could help keep you well. If you're healthy, one reason is good genetics.

Definitions of genetic
  1. adjective
    of or relating to the science of genetics
    genetic research”
    synonyms: genetical
  2. adjective
    of or relating to or produced by or being a gene
    genetic code”
    synonyms: genetical, genic
  3. adjective
    occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
    synonyms: familial, hereditary, inherited, transmissible, transmitted
    heritable, inheritable
    capable of being inherited
  4. adjective
    pertaining to or referring to origin
    genetic history reconstructs the origins of a literary work”
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