optogenetic etymology

English word optogenetic comes from English genetic, English opto- (Eye, vision, light.)

Detailed word origin of optogenetic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
genetic English (eng) (genetics) Relating to genetics or genes.. (linguistics) Based on shared membership in a linguistic family.. (theology) Based on a shared membership in a religious family.. Caused by genes.. Of or relating to origin (genesis).
opto- English (eng) Eye, vision, light.
optogenetic English (eng) (genetics) Describing any of several techniques in which optical technology is used to form images of genetically targeted proteins or neurons. Generated by light.

Words with the same origin as optogenetic

Descendants of opto-
optoacoustic optochemical optocoupler optoelectric optoelectronic optogalvanic optogram optoisolated optoisolator optokinesis optokinetic optology optomagnonic optomechanics optometrically optometrist optometry optomotor optophobia optophone optoporation optospintronics optotype optotypic