Meaning of bioethics

bi•o•eth•ics

Pronunciation: (bī"ō-eth'iks), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
  1. a field of study concerned with the ethics and philosophical implications of certain biological and medical procedures, technologies, and treatments, as organ transplants, genetic engineering, and care of the terminally ill.
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