theory of inheritance

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(biology) a theory of how characteristics of one generation are derived from earlier generations

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He returns repeatedly to the novel's engagement with Lamarck's theory of inheritance of acquired characteristics.
Liam Kennedy examines the assets and costs for heir and donor, see "Farm Succession in Modern Ireland: Elements of a Theory of Inheritance," Economic History Review 44, 3 (1991): 478-9; M.