GENETIC DEFECT

a term describing any physical or mental illness, condition or any abnormality in an offspring that is due to a mutation in a gene or a chromosome.

GENETIC DEFECT: "Spina bifida is a genetic defect."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GENETIC DEFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/genetic-defect/ (accessed December 12, 2019).
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