The degree to which a given trait is controlled by inheritance, as opposed to being controlled by non-genetic factors.

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  • Heritability — is the proportion of phenotypic variation in a population that is due to genetic variation between individuals. Phenotypic variation among individuals may be due to genetic, environmental factors, and/or random chance[1]. Heritability analyzes… …   Wikipedia

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  • Heritability of IQ — Study of the heritability of IQ is a controversial field of research that includes biology, psychology, philosophy, sociology and anthropology. Heritability is a measure of the contribution of genes to the variation of a phenotype on a given… …   Wikipedia

  • heritability — heritable ► ADJECTIVE ▪ able to be inherited. DERIVATIVES heritability noun heritably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Heritability of autism — Autism has a strong genetic basis, although the genetics of autism is complex and it is unclear whether ASD is explained more by multigene interactions or by rare mutations with major effects. [cite journal |journal= Nat Rev Genet |year=2008… …   Wikipedia

  • heritability — noun Date: 1832 1. the quality or state of being heritable 2. the proportion of observed variation in a particular trait (as height) that can be attributed to inherited genetic factors in contrast to environmental ones …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heritability — See heritable. * * * …   Universalium

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  • heritability — 1. In psychometrics, a statistical term used to denote the extent of variance of an individual s total score or response that is attributable to a presumed genetic component, in contrast to an acquired component. 2. In genetics …   Medical dictionary

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