Definition of hereditivity in English:

hereditivity

noun

Biology
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  • The capacity of an organism to transmit its characteristics to its offspring. Also: the quality of being hereditary; the degree to which a characteristic or condition is hereditary.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Ray Lankester (1847–1929), zoologist. From heredity + -ive + -ity, originally translating German Erblichkeit.

Pronunciation

hereditivity

/hɪˌrɛdɪˈtɪvɪti/