hereditary pattern

Definitions of hereditary pattern
  1. noun
    (genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents
    synonyms: inheritance
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    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
    descent, extraction, origin
    properties attributable to your ancestry
    bloodline, pedigree
    ancestry of a purebred animal
    type of:
    genetic endowment, heredity
    the total of inherited attributes
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