genetic modification

genetic modification
genetic modification geˌnetic modifiˈcation abbreviation GM noun [uncountable] FARMING
a method of producing crops by changing the Genetic (= the materials that control the development of particular qualities) structure of plants so that they are not affected by certain diseases or harmful insects:

• an international forum on the environmental effects of genetic modification

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genetic modification UK US noun [U]
PRODUCTION the process of scientifically changing the genes of plants and animals in order to create forms of them that are less likely to get diseases, will grow faster, etc.: »

Several environmental groups object strongly to genetic modification, saying that it could have disatrous consequences that no-one can predict.

See also GENETICALLY MODIFIED(Cf. ↑genetically modified)
Compare GM(Cf. ↑GM)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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