imprinted

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From imprint +‎ -ed.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

imprinted

  1. simple past tense and past participle of imprint

Adjective[edit]

imprinted (comparative more imprinted, superlative most imprinted)

  1. Stamped or impressed.
  2. (genetics) Produced by or exhibiting imprinting; showing distinction by its origin from the paternal or maternal genome.
    • 1999, Matt Ridley, Genome, Harper Perennial 2004, p. 217:
      The inference is that there is an imprinted' gene somewhere on the X chromosome, which is normally switched on only on the paternal copy and that this gene somehow enhances the development of social adjustment [...].