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5th grade

Vocabulary about GENETICS

TermDefinition
offspring a person's child
DNA a code that carries genetic information about a living thing; abbreviation of deoxyribonucleic acid
recessive relating to a gene carrying the weaker trait
dominant relating to a gene carrying a stronger trait
trait a feature or quality of an animal, plant, thing, or group
acquire to get or learn something
chromosome a rod-shaped structure inside cells that carries genes
inherited trait a trait that you are born with, such as haircolor, eye color, skin color, or height
genetics the field of science that studies how traits are passed on from one generation to the next
genes located in your cells; tell your cells to make certain traits for your body
acquired trait a trait that you learn or obtain
Created by: pclinard