Definition of genic in English:



  • [attributive] Relating to genes.

    ‘a genic mutation’
    • ‘Reproductive isolation is often caused by the disruption of genic interactions that evolve in geographically separate populations.’
    • ‘This, in turn, should help us identify selective forces that act within genes and thereby understand which genic features are of functional significance.’
    • ‘More generally, there is a need to discriminate between the effects of chromosomal rearrangements and linked genic incompatibilities in both plants and animals.’
    • ‘The simplest case involving natural selection is genic selection in the absence of extinction and recolonization.’
    • ‘Therefore, different grass lineages show lineage-specific patterns of local evolution in genic and intergenic sequences.’