heredity has definitions from the fields of genetics,biology
[ noun ] (biology,genetics) the biological process whereby genetic factors are transmitted from one generation to the next

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(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

In the life_sciences , there has been an enormous increase in our understanding of disease , in the mechanisms of heredity , and in bio - and physiological chemistry .

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[ noun ] (genetics) the total of inherited attributes

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property inheritance