Heredity and Genetics Vocabulary List
Offspring-a person or animal’s children
Population-all the inhabitants of a particular town, city, country, or ecosystem.
Species-all the members of the same type of organism
Gene-A unit of heredity that is transferred from parent to offspring. Genes carry traits.
Heredity-the passing of a physical characteristic (trait) from one generation to another
Inherited trait-a physical feature that a person gets from one or both of their parents. Examples include eye color, hair color, height.
Learned trait-characteristic that is learned from another person or people (like your parents). Examples would be the walking and talking.
Physical trait-characteristic that describes how you look
Resemble-have qualities that are similar
Variations-differences within the same type of species. Humans have many variations between people everywhere.