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Medical Term:

heredity

Pronunciation: he-red'i-te

Definition:

  1. The transmission of characters from parent to offspring by information encoded in the parental germ cells.
  2. Genealogy.

[L. hereditas, inheritance, fr. heres (hered-), heir]

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