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Inheritance

Definition
noun
(1) The acquisition of traits genetically transmitted from parents to offspring
(2) That which is inherited from parents to offspring
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Related term(s):

  • Polygenic inheritance
  • Monogenic inheritance
  • Dominant inheritance
  • Recessive inheritance
  • Non-Mendelian inheritance
  • Mendelian inheritance
  • Paternal inheritance
  • Maternal inheritance
  • Cytoplasmic inheritance
  • Mitochondrial inheritance


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