Definition: the passing of traits to kids from their birth parents
Part of Speech: Noun
Synonym(s): genetics, ancestry
1. Because of heredity, I inherited my father’s green eyes.
2. Eventually the science of cloning will be perfected, and people will be able to manipulate heredity.
3. Since both of Jane’s parents are dominant homozygous for blue eyes, heredity dictates that Jane must also have blue eyes.