An example of heredity is the likelihood that you will have blue eyes.
An example of heredity is your possibility of having breast cancer based on family history.
Origin of heredity
- French hérédité from Old French heredite inheritance from Latin hērēditās from hērēs hērēd- heir ghē- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle French hérédité, from Latin hērēditas (“condition of being an heir”), from hēres (“heir”).