heritability

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noun her·i·ta·bil·i·ty \ˌher-ə-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌhe-rə-\

Definition of heritability

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being heritable

  2. 2 :  the proportion of observed variation in a particular trait (such as height) that can be attributed to inherited genetic factors in contrast to environmental ones

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First Known Use of heritability

1832


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heritability

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noun her·i·ta·bil·i·ty \ˌher-ət-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of heritability

plural

heritabilities

  1. 1:  the quality or state of being heritable

  2. 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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