heritability


her·i·ta·bil·i·ty

noun \ˌher-ə-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌhe-rə-\

Definition of HERITABILITY

1
:  the quality or state of being heritable
2
:  the proportion of observed variation in a particular trait (as height) that can be attributed to inherited genetic factors in contrast to environmental ones

First Known Use of HERITABILITY

1832

her·i·ta·bil·i·ty

noun \ˌher-ət-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural her·i·ta·bil·i·ties

Medical Definition of HERITABILITY

1
: the quality or state of being heritable
2
: the proportion of observed variation in a particular trait (as intelligence) that can be attributed to inherited genetic factors in contrast to environmental ones

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