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genetic material (dʒɪˈnɛtɪk məˈtɪərɪəl) 

Definitions

noun

  1. (genetics) material that stores genetic information; DNA

Example Sentences Including 'genetic material'

"Cancer is triggered by an accumulation of damage to the DNA, the genetic material that governs the way cells reproduce.
Sun, News of the World (2004)
Establishing a reservoir of chestnuts in Iceland would put them out of reach of the blight and preserve their genetic material.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Even though they do not have the same genetic material as the rest of the family they develop arthritis.
Vera Peiffer POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)
If an avian flu infects a person who, coincidentally, suffers from a human flu, the two bugs might exchange genetic material.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
In theory, a single egg before its final reduction possessed all the genetic material needed to produce a complete offspring.
Stewart, Michael Grace
Instead they wanted the sex of the birds to be determined from genetic material collected from the shafts of plucked feathers.
Tony Juniper SPIX'S MACAW: The Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird (2002)
Previous work has shown that the same simple mineral can help assemble the genetic material RNA from simpler chemicals.
New Scientist (2003)
The two viruses swap genetic material , giving the novel strain the ability to jump easily into humans.
canada.com (2004)
`How did the Domers get Gaddir genetic material to compare in the first place?
Tepper, Sheri S. A Plague of Angels

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