genetic endowment

Definitions of genetic endowment
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n the total of inherited attributes

Synonyms:
heredity
Types:
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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
Type of:
property
a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class

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