Part of speech: noun

Transmission of qualities, diseases, etc., from parent to offspring.

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Usage examples "heredity":

  1. B. Control of Human Heredity. - "Manhood of Humanity.", Alfred Korzybski.
  2. Yes, said Father Payne; heredity is just one of the evil devices- but don't you see the stupidity of it? - "Father Payne", Arthur Christopher Benson.
  3. Oh I don't say you're in the least the same sort: all I allude to, Mr. Longdon returned, is the miracle of the physical heredity. - "The Awkward Age", Henry James.