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noun [U] uk   /həˈred.ə.ti/ us  
the process by which characteristics are given from a parent to their child through the genes: Diet and exercise can influence a person's weight, but heredity is also a factor.
Translations of “heredity”
in Spanish herencia…
in French hérédité…
in German die Vererbung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 遺傳…
in Russian наследственность…
in Turkish kalıtım, soyaçekim, irsiyet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 遗传…
in Polish dziedziczność…
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