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pedigree

Pronunciation: ped'i-gre

Definition: Ancestral line of descent, especially as diagrammed on a chart to show ancestral history; used in genetics to analyze inheritance.

[M.E. pedegra fr. O.Fr. pie de grue, foot of crane]

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