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Heredity

Similar term(s): inheritance, hereditary material.

Definition:

The transfer of genetic information from parent cells to [offspring].

Source: CoRIS Glossary 

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In humans, genes are transferred from parents to child through the DNA contained in the mother's egg and in the father's sperm.

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Genetic material - Mendel's principles of heredity

Translation(s):

Español: Herencia
Français: Hérédité

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