- A diagram of the genetic relationships and medical history of a family using standardized symbols and terminology.
Definition from: GeneReviews
from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information
- A pedigree is a genetic representation of a family tree that diagrams the inheritance of a trait or disease though several generations. The pedigree shows the relationships between family members and indicates which individuals express or silently carry the trait in question.
Definition from: Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms from the National Human Genome Research Institute
- A record of the ancestry of an individual <the pedigree of a diabetic patient>.
Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.
Related discussion in the Handbook
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.