inheritance

Definitions

General Science

  • noun the transfer of genetically controlled characteristics from parent to offspring

Computing

  • noun the passing of the characteristics of one class or data type to another, called its descendant

Law

  • noun property which is received by someone from a person who has died

Medical

  • noun the process by which genetically controlled characteristics pass from parents to offspring
  • noun all of the qualities and characteristics which are passed down from parents
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