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Meaning of GENETIC DISEASE

Pronunciation:  ju'netik di'zeez

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a disease or disorder that is inherited genetically
 
 Synonyms: congenital disease, genetic abnormality, genetic defect, genetic disorder, hereditary condition, hereditary disease, inherited disease, inherited disorder
 
 See Also: abetalipoproteinemia, achondroplasia, achondroplasty, Albers-Schonberg disease, autosomal dominant disease, autosomal dominant disorder, autosomal recessive defect, autosomal recessive disease, branched chain ketoaciduria, chondrodystrophy, congenital afibrinogenemia, congenital megacolon, congenital pancytopenia, disease, dwarfism, dystrophy, Fanconi's anaemia, Fanconi's anemia, hepatolenticular degeneration, Hirschsprung's disease, hyperbetalipoproteinemia, ichthyosis, inborn error of metabolism, juvenile amaurotic idiocy, lactase deficiency, lactose intolerance, maple syrup urine disease, marble bones disease, McArdle's disease, milk intolerance, monogenic disease, monogenic disorder, mucopolysaccharidosis, muscular dystrophy, nanism, nevoid elephantiasis, oligodactyly, oligodontia, osteopetrosis, osteosclerosis congenita, otosclerosis, pachyderma, polygenic disease, polygenic disorder, porphyria, Spielmeyer-Vogt disease, Wilson's disease

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A disease, such as cystic fibrosis, that has its origin in changes to the genetic material, DNA. Usually refers to diseases that are inherited in a Mendelian fashion, although noninherited forms of cancer also result from DNA mutation.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: A disease that has its origin in changes to the genetic material, DNA. Usually refers to diseases that are inherited in a Mendelian fashion, although noninherited forms of cancer also result from DNA mutation.
 
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 Related Terms: abnormality, acute disease, affection, affliction, ailment, allergic disease, allergy, atrophy, bacterial disease, birth defect, blight, cardiovascular disease, chronic disease, circulatory disease, complaint, complication, condition, congenital defect, defect, deficiency disease, deformity, degenerative disease, disability, disease, disorder, distemper, endemic, endemic disease, endocrine disease, epidemic disease, functional disease, fungus disease, gastrointestinal disease, handicap, hereditary disease, iatrogenic disease, illness, indisposition, infectious disease, infirmity, malady, malaise, morbidity, morbus, muscular disease, neurological disease, nutritional disease, occupational disease, organic disease, pandemic disease, pathological condition, pathology, plant disease, protozoan disease, psychosomatic disease, respiratory disease, rockiness, secondary disease, seediness, sickishness, sickness, signs, symptomatology, symptomology, symptoms, syndrome, the pip, urogenital disease, virus disease, wasting disease, worm disease
 

 

 

 

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