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heredity

noun [U] uk   us   /həˈred.ə.ti/
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 Vietnamese tính di truyền…
in Spanish herencia…
in Thai การถ่ายทอดทางพันธุกรรม…
in Malaysian keturunan…
in French hérédité…
in German die Vererbung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 遺傳…
in Indonesian keturunan…
in Russian наследственность…
in Turkish kalıtım, soyaçekim, irsiyet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 遗传…
in Polish dziedziczność…
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