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Heredity Vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
inherited traits characteristics that an organism gets from its mom and dad
acquired traits a behavior that is taught or learned
dominant a factor that will determine whether a trait is shown (overrides
recessive a factor not shown when one of a pair is dominant (hidden)
genes units of heredity
trait specific characteristics that vary from one individual to another
heredity the passing of traits from parents to their offspring such as eye color
offspring a new organism produced by parents (seedling
learned behavior a skill that is developed after a living thing is born; developed from experience
genetics the field of science that studies how traits are passed on from parents to offspring
transmitted to pass something on to others
behavior the way in which a living thing acts or responds to its surroundings
resemble having qualities of features in common with someone or something else
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