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  • n. an extension to genealogy in which the life and times of the people concerned are investigated
  • n. Information concerning the disorders suffered by the direct relatives of a patient; especially useful if the disorders are genetic

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. part of a patient's medical history in which questions are asked in an attempt to find out whether the patient has hereditary tendencies toward particular diseases


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