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synonyms for heredity

  • ancestry
  • constitution
  • eugenics
  • genetics
  • inheritance
  • congenital traits
  • genesiology
  • genetic make-up
  • inborn character
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antonyms for heredity

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  • acquirement
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How to use heredity in a sentence

Lewontin devoted nearly his entire academic career to the study of genes, the unit of heredity by which traits are passed from parent to offspring.
RICHARD LEWONTIN, A PREEMINENT GENETICIST OF HIS ERA, DIES AT 92EMILY LANGERJULY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Sometimes the intended insights have relied on simplified scenarios that shed light on scientific questions, such as Bell’s theorem or heredity, or on philosophical questions, such as elegance in mathematics or randomness.
ZEN AND THE ART OF PUZZLE SOLVINGPRADEEP MUTALIKFEBRUARY 10, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
“We as a species need to maintain the flexibility, in the face of future threats, to take control over our own heredity,” George Daley, the dean of Harvard Medical School, told an audience in Hong Kong in 2018.
GENE EDITING HAS MADE PIGS IMMUNE TO A DEADLY EPIDEMICKATIE MCLEANDECEMBER 11, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Yes, heredity is indeed far more subtle than we’d guess from the simple Mendelian mathematical rules we learned in school.
HOW TO DESIGN (OR AT LEAST MODEL) MIXED DOG BREEDSPRADEEP MUTALIKJULY 31, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Heredity decides how a man shall be bred; environment regulates what he shall learn.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
Take away from a man all that heredity and environment have given him, and there will be nothing left.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
As all men are what heredity and environment have made them, no man deserves punishment nor reward.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
I doubt if most people, although they would call that a platitude, realize that heredity is anything more than a telling word.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
As might be expected in this severer form of mental disturbance, heredity plays an especially important part in circular insanity.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
The fruit of vice and poverty, they bring into the world hideous phenomena of heredity at their very birth.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
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WORDS RELATED TO HEREDITY

  • RNA
  • chromosome
  • gene
  • genetic code
  • heredity
  • nucleic acid
  • birth
  • blood
  • breed
  • clan
  • descendants
  • descent
  • extraction
  • family
  • folk
  • forebears
  • genealogy
  • heredity
  • house
  • kin
  • kindred
  • line
  • offspring
  • origin
  • pedigree
  • progeny
  • race
  • stirps
  • stock
  • succession
  • tribe
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