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Genetics
The scientific study of heredity
Heredity
The passing of genetic traits from one generation to the next
Inherited Trait
Trait that is passed genetically from parents to offspring
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The total number of chromosomes in each cell of the body
Nucleus
The part of a cell where the chromosomes are located
Chromosome
The genetic material found in the nucleus of every cell
DNA
The long strand of material that makes up a chromosome (deoxyribonucleic acid)
Gene
A section of DNA that determines a genetic trait
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The number of chromosomes in a gamete (sperm cell or egg cell)
Acquired Trait
Trait that a person gets or chooses during his/her lifetime