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Unit of heredity (4)


I believe the answer is:


'unit of heredity' is the definition.
(heredity means passing on genetic characteristics)

This is the entire clue.

(Other definitions for gene that I've seen before include "Something got from parent < for boy" , "The Selfish -- (Dawkins)" , "Biological factor determining heredity" , "DNA unit" , "Hereditary determinant" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times, the Sydney Morning Herald, The Independent, The Telegraph and The Mirror.
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