gengineer v.

to produce, develop, or alter through genetic engineering n.

Hence gengineered adj.

  • 1989 Other Realms #24 in rec.mag.otherrealms (Usenet newsgroup) 26 Apr.

    This rehash…pits the cryogenic, matriarchal Grant family against…gengineered human mutant troglodytes.

  • 1990 Future Hist. made Obsolete by Recent Changes in rec.arts.sf-lovers (Usenet newsgroup) 22 Nov.

    Were I part of an organization that had the capability to gengineer human beings, I really don’t think I'd care to make the fact public.

  • 1991 L. Niven, J. Pournelle, & M. Flynn Fallen Angels 363 Larry Niven Michael F. Flynn Jerry Pournelle bibliography

    Those mice are gengineered to produce juvenile growth hormone.

  • 1993 J. Brosnan Opoponax Invasion (1994) 85 John Brosnan bibliography

    All the various meats available in Purgatory were gengineered into existence, just like they were in the outside world, and no living animals were involved, unless you counted the temporarily living cells of the synthetic meat.

  • 2004 Guardian (Nexis) 21 Feb. 28

    Any hi-tech low-life can ‘gengineer’ nature.

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antedating 1989

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Added to the OED in June 2008.

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