- bi•o•eth•ics[[t]ˌbaɪ oʊˈɛθ ɪks[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.)med pho a field of study and counsel concerned with the implications of certain medical procedures, genetic engineering, and care of the terminally ill•Etymology: 1970–75 bi`o•eth′i•cal, adj. bi`o•eth′i•cist -ə sɪst n.
From formal English to slang. 2014.
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