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- a diagrammatic reconstruction of past mating in a family.
- a diagram of the genetic history of an individual or family
Source: Jenkins, John B. 1990. Human Genetics, 2nd Edition. New York: Harper & Row
- A diagram mapping the genetic history of a particular family.
- A pedigree is a genetic representation of a family tree that diagrams the inheritance of a trait or disease though several generations. The pedigree shows the relationships between family members and indicates which individuals express or silently carry the trait in question.