noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: eu- + phen- (from phenotype) + -ics; after English genotype : eugenics Date: 1963 the therapeutic techniques and procedures (as medical treatment) for amelioration of the deleterious phenotypic effects of a genetic defect especially without altering the genetic makeup of the germplasm of the individual • euphenic adjective

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  • euphenics — euphenics. См. эвфеника. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • euphenics — ☆ euphenics [yo͞o fen′iks ] n. 〚coined (1963) by Joshua Lederberg, U.S. geneticist /span> EU + phen (as in PHENOTYPE) + ICS, after EUGENICS …   Universalium

  • euphenics — ☆ euphenics [yo͞o fen′iks ] n. [coined (1963) by Joshua Lederberg, U.S. geneticist < EU + phen (as in PHENOTYPE) + ICS, after EUGENICS] a movement seeking to improve the human species by modifying the biological development of the individual,… …   English World dictionary

  • Euphenics — Literally meaning normal appearing, euphenics aims to improve the outcome of a genetic disease by altering the environment. An illustration: children born with the genetic disease phenylketonuria (PKU) can avoid the expression of their disease by …   Medical dictionary

  • euphenics — noun the science of making biological (phenotypic) improvements to humans after birth See Also: euphenic …   Wiktionary

  • euphenics — eu·phen·ics …   English syllables

  • euphenics — eu•phen•ics [[t]yuˈfɛn ɪks[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) a science concerned with improving human beings biologically after birth • Etymology: 1963; eu +phen (from phenotype) + ics eu•phen′ic adj …   From formal English to slang

  • euphenics —   n. biological improvement of human beings after birth …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • euphenics — …   Useful english dictionary

  • эвфеника — euphenics эвфеника. Концепция, согласно которой генетические дефекты (в первую очередь приводящие к умственной отсталости) могут быть исправлены на определенном этапе индивидуального развития путем воздействия определенных биохимических факторов… …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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