- The branch of science concerned with the means and consequences of transmission and generation of the components of biological inheritance. (Stedman, 26th ed)
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- The branch of biology that deals with heredity, especially the mechanisms of hereditary transmission and the variation of inherited characteristics among similar or related organisms
Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- The scientific study of heredity how particular qualities or traits are transmitted from parents to offspring.
Definition from: Office of Rare Diseases
at the National Institutes of Health
Related discussion in the Handbook
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.