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Definition of Pedigree

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genealogical tree; dynasty; genealogy, ancestry; thoroughbred certification
pure-bred, thoroughbred; cultured
Pedigree Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
A record of the lineage or strain of an animal, as of a horse.
A line of ancestors; descent; lineage; genealogy; a register or record of a line of ancestors.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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peeled adj : (used informally) completely unclothed [syn: bare-assed, bare-ass, in the altogether, in the buff, in the raw, raw, naked as a jaybird, stark naked]

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One's line of ancestors.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Bonedd = n. stock, pedigree
The Devil's Dictionary
Pedigree, (n.)

The known part of the route from an arboreal ancestor with a swim bladder to an urban descendant with a cigarette.
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
1. A line of ancestors; a lineage. A list of ancestors; a family tree.
2. A chart of an individual's ancestors used in human genetics to analyze Mendelian inheritance of certain traits, especially of familial diseases.
3. A list of the ancestors of a purebred animal

More knowledge may be gained of a man's real character by a short conversation with one of his servants than from a formal and studied narrative, begun with his pedigree and ended with his funeral.(SAMUEL JOHNSON)
Language is the pedigree of nations.(JOHNSON)
The best pedigree in the world won't sell a lame race horse.
Philosophy does not regard pedigree, she received Plato not as a noble, but she made him one.(SENECA)
Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to understand them. But every Englishman loves a pedigree.(G.B.SHAW)
WordNet 2.0

1. the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
(synonym) lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock
(hypernym) genealogy, family tree
(hyponym) family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratry
2. line of descent of a pure-bred animal
(hypernym) breed, strain, stock
3. ancestry of a purebred animal
(synonym) bloodline
(hypernym) ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiation

1. having a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred animal
(synonym) pedigree(a), pedigreed, pureblood, pureblooded, thoroughbred
(similar) purebred
Pedigree Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Genealogy Terms
1. A list of ancestors; record of ancestry; family tree 2. Descent; lineage; ancestry 3. A recorded or known line of descent
Pedigree Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Genetic Terms
defined: A simplified diagram of a family's genealogy that shows family members' relationships to each other and how a particular trait or disease has been inherited.
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1)The record of a dog's ancestry. In purebred dogs, a certificate of unmixed breeding.
2)The line of parentage; in purebred cats, a certificate of unmixed breeding.
Pedigree Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Pedigree may refer to:

Genealogy and breeding
  • Pedigree chart, a document to record ancestry, used by genealogists in study of human family lines, and in selective breeding of animals
    • Pedigree, a human genealogy (ancestry chart)
    • Pedigree (animal), a pedigree chart pertaining to a purebred animal; may also refer to such a purebred animal itself, e.g. "a pedigree dog" or "a pedigreed dog". A collection or database of such pedigrees may be referred to as a breed registry, breed register, herdbook, or studbook. See in particular:
      • Pedigree (dog), pertaining to a purebred domestic dog
      • Pedigree (cat), pertaining to a purebred domestic cat

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Pedigree Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
A record of one's ancestors, offspring, siblings, and their offspring that may be used to determine the pattern of certain genes or disease inheritance within a family.
A Service of the National Cancer Institute.
Macular Degeneration Glossary
a multigenerational family tree using symbols to denote lineage and genetic information.
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Terms and Definitions
A diagram of the heredity of a particular trait through many generations of a family.
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
In medicine, a pedigree is a family health history diagrammed with a set of international symbols to indicate the individuals in the family, their relationships to one another, those with a disease, etc.