heredity

英 [hɪ'redɪtɪ] 美 [hə'rɛdəti]
  • n. 遗传,遗传性
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heredity 遗产

来自拉丁语heres,继承,词源同heir,heiress,来自PIE*ghe,留下,遗留。

heredity (n.)
1530s, from Middle French hérédité (12c.), from Latin hereditatem (nominative hereditas) "heirship, inheritance, condition of being an heir," from heres (genitive heredis) "heir, heiress," from PIE root *ghe- "to be empty, left behind" (source also of Greek khera "widow"). Legal sense of "inheritable quality or character" first recorded 1784; the modern biological sense seems to be found first in 1863, introduced by Herbert Spencer.
1. the debate over the effects of heredity and environment
有关遗传与环境影响的辩论

来自《权威词典》

2. Radiation has a strong effect on the heredity of fruit flies.
射线对于果蝇的遗传产生强烈的作用.

来自《简明英汉词典》

3. Do heredity and environment determine a man's character?
遗传和环境决定一个人的性格 吗 ?

来自《简明英汉词典》

4. Some diseases are present by heredity.
有些病是遗传的结果.

来自《现代汉英综合大词典》

5. Diet and exercise can influence a person's weight, but heredity is also a factor.
节食和运动能影响人的体重, 而遗传也是一个因素.

来自《简明英汉词典》

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