Definition of Epigenetic
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.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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