Pedigree

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  • a diagrammatic reconstruction of past mating in a family.
    Source: Anthromorphemics
  • 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.


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