Definition of Epigenetic

Reviewed on 3/29/2021

Epigenetic: Something that affects a cell, organ or individual without directly affecting its DNA. An epigenetic change may indirectly influence the expression of the genome. See also: Epigenetics.

From epi- meaning, in this context, after or beside + genetic.


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