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Medicine is not my field, but I want to point out two things: The former words have latin roots, and historically latin was the international language of science. Therefore, nomenclature in different scientific fields are often based on latin. The former words describe tissues and the related functions/processes (e.g. renal = kidney + related tissues + ...


Agree with the answer by @A.Kennard. Here's a punnet square to clarify your answer further.


as far as simple punnet square is concerned your answer is correct.


Your classmate is forgetting that the child will have to inherit one allele (A or a) from each parent. Suppose the dad is affected---so his genotype is Aa. He has a 50% chance of passing the A on to his kid. That means the kid has a 50% chance of being affected. If your classmate was right, then it would be possible for both the kid's alleles to come from ...

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