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The doctrine or school that regards heredity as more important than environmental influences in determining intelligence and behavior.
he·red′i·tar′i·an (hə-rĕd′ĭ-târ′ē-ən) adj. & n.
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(Biology) a person who believes in the doctrine of hereditarianism
(Biology) of or relating to the doctrine of hereditarianism
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he•red•i•tar•i•an(həˌrɛd ɪˈtɛər i ən)
1. a person who believes that differences between individuals or groups are predominantly determined by genetic factors.adj.
2. characteristic of or based on such belief.
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