Definitions for "Genetically modified organism"
the modification of the genetic characteristics of a micro-organism, plant or animal by inserting a modified gene or a gene from another variety or species. GMOs may be micro-organisms designed for use as biopesticides or seeds that have been altered genetically to give a plant better disease resistance or growth. [CUB
A genetically modified organism is one in which the genetic material has been altered by the direct introduction of DNA.
Organism whose genetic makeup has been modified by genetic engineering.