[ UK /həɹˈɛdɪtˌi/ ]
[ US /hɝˈɛdəti/ ]
  1. the biological process whereby genetic factors are transmitted from one generation to the next
  2. the total of inherited attributes
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How To Use heredity In A Sentence

  • Fertilization therefore results in an egg carrying a nucleus with contributions from both parents, and it was concluded that the cell nucleus must contain the physical basis of heredity.
  • The hereditary principle is only as good as heredity's next spin of the wheel.
  • The moral characters of men are formed not by heredity but by environment.
  • Genes are the physical units of heredity and are located along each chromosome in the cells of the human body.
  • Heredity is not a factor in causing the cancer.
  • Francis Galton, a strong believer in the hereditarian position, founded the discipline of eugenics, which sought to improve the quality of human heredity by manipulating human reproduction.
  • The social position of each individual is fixed by heredity and not by personal qualifications and material considerations.
  • Modern medical search results have proved that some diseases are present by heredity.
  • The dominant approach to the study of heredity at the time was biometry, spearheaded by Karl Pearson in London, which involved statistical analysis of the phenotypic variation found in natural populations. Population Genetics
  • Population genetics owes its origin to Francis Galton, who put the study of human heredity on a mathematical footing.
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