- inheritance pattern
- pattern of inheritance
- The manner in which a particular
genetic trait or disorder is passed from one generation to the next. Autosomal
dominant, autosomal recessive, X-linked dominant, X-linked recessive, multifactorial,
and mitochondrial inheritance are examples.
Definition from: GeneReviews
from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information
Related discussion in the Handbook
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.