blending inheritance

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blend·ing inheritance

The discredited theory that inheritance of traits from two parents produces offspring with characteristics that are intermediate between those of the parents.
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blend′ing inher′itance

inheritance in which contrasting parental characters appear as a blend in the offspring.
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