Heritability definition

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Capability of being passed down from one generation to another.
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The proportion of observed variance in a trait within a given population that results from genetic rather than environmental factors.
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(uncountable) The condition of being inheritable.
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(countable, genetics) The ratio of the genetic variance of a population to its phenotypic variance; i.e. the proportion of variability that is genetic in origin.
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Noun

Singular:
heritability
Plural:
heritabilities