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mutation
permanent change in a gene or chromosome
dominant
gene trait that appears when carried by only one in the pair of chromosomes
congenital
referring to conditions that exist at birth regardless of the cause
disease
interruption of normal function of the body usually caused by factors such as microorganisms, can be treated
genotype
genetic pattern of an individual
homeostasis
tendency of an organism to maintain the "status quo" or the same internal environment
organism
an individual living thing, plant or animal
phenotype
physical, biochemical and physiologicalconfiguration of an individual determined by genes
syndrome
set of symptoms that occur together
recessive
gene trait that does not appear unless carried by both members of a pair of chromosomes
autosome
any one of 22 paired chromosomes that are not sexual
electrolyte
substance that separates into ions in solution and is capable of conducting electricity
condition
change from normal function that cannot be cured
heredity
genetic transmission of trait or particular quality from parent to offspring