[ped-i-gree] /ˈpɛd ɪˌgri/
an ancestral line; line of descent; lineage; ancestry.
a genealogical table, chart, list, or record, especially of a purebred animal.
distinguished, excellent, or pure ancestry.
derivation, origin, or history:
the pedigree of a word.
a document recording this
a genealogical table, esp one indicating pure ancestry
derivation or background: the pedigree of an idea
early 15c., “genealogical table or chart,” from Anglo-French pe de gru, a variant of Old French pied de gru “foot of a crane,” from Latin pedem accusative of pes “foot” (see foot (n.)) + gruem (nominative grus) “crane,” cognate with Greek geranos, Old English cran; see crane (n.)).
On old manuscripts, “descent” was indicated by a forked sign resembling the branching lines of a genealogical chart; the sign also happened to look like a bird’s footprint. Form influenced in Middle English by association with degree. Meaning “ancestral line” is mid-15c.; of animals, c.1600. Related: Pedigreed.
pedigree ped·i·gree (pěd’ĭ-grē’)
An ancestral line of descent, especially as diagrammed on a chart, to show ancestral history and to analyze Mendelian inheritance of certain traits including familial diseases.
- Pedigree analysis
pedigree analysis n. The study of an inherited trait in a group of related individuals to determine the pattern and characteristics of the trait, including its mode of inheritance, age of onset, and phenotypic variability.
[ped-i-greed] /ˈpɛd ɪˌgrid/ adjective 1. having established purebred ancestry: a pedigreed collie.
[ped-uh-muh nt] /ˈpɛd ə mənt/ noun 1. (in classical architecture) a low gable, typically triangular with a horizontal cornice and raking cornices, surmounting a colonnade, an end wall, or a major division of a façade. 2. any imitation of this, often fancifully treated, used to crown an opening, a monument, etc., or to form part […]
[ped-ee-uh-kok-uh s] /ˌpɛd i əˈkɒk əs/ noun, plural pediococci [ped-ee-uh-kok-sahy, -see] /ˌpɛd i əˈkɒk saɪ, -si/ (Show IPA). Bacteriology. 1. any of several spherical, facultatively anaerobic bacteria of the genus Pediococcus, producing acid and clouding in beer and wort.