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Term Definition
heredity the passing of traits from parents to offspring
trait A characteristic that an organism can pass on to its offspring through its genes.
genetics The scientific study of heredity.
hybrid An organism that has two different
purebred The offspring of many generations that have the same traits.
gene The information that controls a trait; a segment of DNA on a chromosome that codes for a specific trait
alleles The different forms of genes
dominant allele An allele whose trait always shows up in an organism when the alleles is present
recessive allele An alle that is masked when a dominant allele is present

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