resemblance to earlier forebears rather than to parents
Through atavism, our daughter does not resemble either my wife or me, but looks almost exactly like my wife's grandmother.
atavus (ancestor, forefather) (Latin)
by ATAVISM you should remember AVATAR, i.e. you are an avatar (incarnation) of one of your ancestors. if u r eating ata instead of chapaties like early ancestors did. its atavism