heredity

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From Middle French heredité, from Latin hērēditas (condition of being an heir), from hēres (heir).

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heredity (usually uncountable, plural heredities)

  1. Hereditary transmission of the physical and genetic qualities of parents to their offspring; the biological law by which living beings tend to repeat their characteristics in their descendants.

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