genetic endowment

Definitions of genetic endowment
  1. noun
    the total of inherited attributes
    synonyms: heredity
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    hereditary pattern, inheritance
    (genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents
    ancestry, derivation, filiation, lineage
    inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
    gene linkage, linkage
    (genetics) traits that tend to be inherited together as a consequence of an association between their genes; all of the genes of a given chromosome are linked (where one goes they all go)
    X-linked dominant inheritance
    hereditary pattern in which a dominant gene on the X chromosome causes a characteristic to be manifested in the offspring
    X-linked recessive inheritance
    hereditary pattern in which a recessive gene on the X chromosome results in the manifestation of characteristics in male offspring and a carrier state in female offspring
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    property
    a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
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