epi·ge·net·ic | \ ˌe-pə-jə-ˈne-tik \
Definition of epigenetic
1a : of, relating to, or produced by the chain of developmental processes in epigenesis that lead from genotype to phenotype after the initial action of the genes
b : relating to, being, or involving changes in gene function that do not involve changes in DNA sequence epigenetic inheritance
2 of a deposit or structure : formed after the laying down of the enclosing rock ...
Relating to or arising from non-genetic influences on gene expression.
1.1 Relating to or of the nature of epigenesis.
Formed later than the surrounding or underlying rock formation.
‘Ores formed at the same time as their host rocks are referred to as syngenetic; ores formed after the host rock are called epigenetic.’ ...
epigenetic in British English
1. of or relating to epigenesis
2. denoting processes by which heritable modifications in gene function occur without a change in the sequence of the DNA
... epigenetic in American English
1. of, or having the nature of, epigenesis
a. produced on or near the surface of the earth
b. formed or deposited later than the enclosing rocks
; said of ore deposits, structures, etc. ...