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Inheritance Trait which is derived by an heir from an ancestor; transmission and reception by animal or plant generation. Trait acquired via biological heredity that passes from parent to offspring.
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Trait An attribute or character of an individual within a species for which heritable differences can be defined.
Heredity The organic relation between successive generations; germinal constitution. The biological similarity of progeny and parents.
Progeny The subsequent generation following a mating or crossing of parents; offspring.

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