hereditary pattern

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Noun1.hereditary pattern - (genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents
genetic endowment, heredity - the total of inherited attributes
ancestry, filiation, lineage, derivation - inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
gene linkage, linkage - (genetics) traits that tend to be inherited together as a consequence of an association between their genes; all of the genes of a given chromosome are linked (where one goes they all go)
X-linked dominant inheritance - hereditary pattern in which a dominant gene on the X chromosome causes a characteristic to be manifested in the offspring
X-linked recessive inheritance - hereditary pattern in which a recessive gene on the X chromosome results in the manifestation of characteristics in male offspring and a carrier state in female offspring
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
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From the standpoint of eliminating barriers to entering (politics), the hereditary pattern must be examined,'' Masahiko Shibayama, a lower house member, told the meeting.
Within a family, two or more incidences of the same type of cancer or related cancers at ages younger than 50 may indicate a hereditary pattern.
Hereditary pattern for multiple osteomas in a group.
Scientists have not firmly connected a specific human gene to alcoholism or alcohol tolerance, although alcoholism shows a hereditary pattern.
Although there's evidence psoriasis is inherited, there doesn't seem to be a specific hereditary pattern.

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