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  1. heredity

    • IPA[hɪˈrɛdɪti]

    英式

    • n.
      the passing on of physical or mental characteristics genetically from one generation to another;a person's ancestry
    • noun: heredity

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. the passing on of physical or mental characteristics genetically from one generation to another the relative influence of heredity and environment
    • a person's ancestry he wears a Cossack tunic to emphasize his Russian heredity
    • 2. the inheritance of a title, office, or right a second chamber whose membership is largely based on heredity
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    • IPA[həˈredədē]

    美式

    • n.
      the passing on of physical or mental characteristics genetically from one generation to another: few scientists dispute that heredity can create a susceptibility to alcoholism

    Oxford American Dictionary