Definition of Genetic Disorder
(noun) A genetically inherited disease or disorder.
Examples of Genetic Disorder
Genetic Disorder Pronunciation
Syllabification: ge·net·ic dis·or·der
- American English – /juh-nEt-ik dis-OR-duhr/
- British English – /ji-nE-tik dis-AW-duh/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ʤəˈnɛtɪk dɪˈsɔrdər/
- British English – /ʤɪˈnɛtɪk dɪsˈɔːdə/
- Plural: genetic disorders
- People with genetic disorders are at risk of discrimination.
- Also called:
- congenital disease
- genetic abnormality
- genetic defect
- genetic disease
- hereditary condition
- hereditary disease
- inherited disease
- inherited disorder
- Medical Sociology Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “genetic” and “disorder” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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- National Down Syndrome Society: ndss.org
- National Human Genome Research Institute – Specific Genetic Disorders: genome.gov
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke – Autism Fact Sheet: ninds.nih.gov
- U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health – Down Syndrome – MedlinePlus: nlm.nih.gov
- U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health – Genetic Disorders – MedlinePlus: nlm.nih.gov
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “genetic disorder.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 21, 2022 (https://sociologydictionary.org/genetic-disorder/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
genetic disorder. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/genetic-disorder/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “genetic disorder.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed May 21, 2022. https://sociologydictionary.org/genetic-disorder/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“genetic disorder.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 May. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/genetic-disorder/>.