genetic vs transmissible what difference

what is difference between genetic and transmissible

English

Etymology

Coined from genesis, similarly to antithesis, antithetic. Ultimately from Ancient Greek γίγνομαι (gígnomai, I come into being). Equivalent to gene +‎ -ic.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: jə-nĕt’ĭk, IPA(key): [d͡ʒəˈnɛtɪk], [d͡ʒɪˈnɛtɪk]
  • Rhymes: -ɛtɪk

Adjective

genetic (not comparable)

  1. (genetics) Relating to genetics or genes. [from 1908]
  2. Caused by genes.
  3. Of or relating to origin (genesis). [from 1831]
    • 1858, Year-Book Of Facts In Science And Art For 1858
      All evidence tends to this conclusion, that the sun is the prime genetic agent of earthquakes and of every other pluto-dynamic impulse which acts against the crust of the planet, and breaks or elevates any of its parts.
  4. (linguistics) Based on shared membership in a linguistic family.
  5. (theology) Based on a shared membership in a religious family.

Synonyms

  • genealogical
  • genic
  • hereditary

Derived terms

Related terms

  • gene
  • genetics
  • genetically

Translations

Further reading

  • genetic on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

References

  • genetic at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • genetic in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
  • “genetic” in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 142.
  • genetic in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Interlingua

Adjective

genetic (not comparable)

  1. genetic

Related terms

  • genetica

Occitan

Pronunciation

Adjective

genetic m (feminine singular genetica, masculine plural genetics, feminine plural geneticas)

  1. genetic

Related terms

  • genetica

Romanian

Etymology

From French génétique.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [d͡ʒeˈne.tik]

Adjective

genetic m or n (feminine singular genetică, masculine plural genetici, feminine and neuter plural genetice)

  1. genetic

Declension

Related terms

  • genă
  • genetică


English

Adjective

transmissible (comparative more transmissible, superlative most transmissible)

  1. Able to be transmitted.
    1. (medicine) Capable of being transmitted from one person to another; contagious.

Related terms

  • transmittable

Derived terms

Translations


French

Pronunciation

Adjective

transmissible (plural transmissibles)

  1. transmissible, transmittable

Derived terms

  • maladie sexuellement transmissible

Further reading

  • “transmissible” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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