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he·red·i·tar·y

 (hə-rĕd′ĭ-tĕr′ē)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to heredity or inheritance.
b. Transmitted or capable of being transmitted genetically from parent to offspring: a hereditary disease.
2.
a. Passed down from one generation to the next: a hereditary prejudice.
b. Being such or possessed by reason of birth: a hereditary aristocracy.
3. Law
a. Capable of being inherited.
b. Descending from an ancestor to a legal heir; passing down by inheritance.
c. Having title or possession through inheritance.

[Middle English, from Latin hērēditārius, from hērēditās, inheritance; see heredity.]

he·red′i·tar′i·ly (-târ′ə-lē) adv.
he·red′i·tar′i·ness n.

hereditary

(hɪˈrɛdɪtərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
1. (Biology) of, relating to, or denoting factors that can be transmitted genetically from one generation to another
2. (Law) law
a. descending or capable of descending to succeeding generations by inheritance
b. transmitted or transmissible according to established rules of descent
3. derived from one's ancestors; traditional: hereditary feuds.
4. (Mathematics) maths logic
a. (of a set) containing all those elements which have a given relation to any element of the set
b. (of a property) transferred by the given relation, so that if x has the property P and xRy, then y also has the property P
heˈreditarily adv
heˈreditariness n

he•red•i•tar•y

(həˈrɛd ɪˌtɛr i)

adj.
1. passing, or capable of passing, naturally from parent to offspring through the genes.
2. of or pertaining to inheritance or heredity.
3. existing by reason of feelings or opinions held by predecessors; ancestral: a hereditary enemy.
4. Law.
a. descending by inheritance.
b. transmitted or transmissible in the line of descent by force of law.
c. holding title, rights, etc., by inheritance: a hereditary proprietor.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin hērēditārius=hērēdit(ās) (see heredity) + -ārius -ary]
he•red`i•tar′i•ly (-ˈtɛər ə li) adv.
he•red′i•tar`i•ness, n.
syn: See innate.

he·red·i·tar·y

(hə-rĕd′ĭ-tĕr′ē)
Passed or capable of being passed from parent to offspring by means of genes: a hereditary trait.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hereditary - occurring among members of a family usually by heredity; "an inherited disease"; "familial traits"; "genetically transmitted features"
heritable, inheritable - capable of being inherited; "inheritable traits such as eye color"; "an inheritable title"
2.hereditary - inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descenthereditary - inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent; "ancestral home"; "ancestral lore"; "hereditary monarchy"; "patrimonial estate"; "transmissible tradition"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
heritable, inheritable - capable of being inherited; "inheritable traits such as eye color"; "an inheritable title"

hereditary

adjective
1. genetic, inborn, inbred, transmissible, inheritable In men, hair loss is hereditary.

hereditary

adjective
1. Of or from one's ancestors:
2. Possessed at birth:
Translations
dědičný
arvelig
perinnöllinen
nasljedan
örökletes
arf-/ættgengur
遺伝的な
유전성의
dedičný
ärftlig
เป็นกรรมพันธุ์
di truyền

hereditary

[hɪˈredɪtərɪ] ADJhereditario
hereditary diseaseenfermedad f hereditaria

hereditary

[hɪˈrɛdɪtəri] adj [disease] → héréditaire

hereditary

adj factor, characteristicerblich, angeboren; ruler, title, position, righterblich; hereditary disease or illnessErbkrankheit f, → erbliche Krankheit; hereditary peer Peer, der seine Peerswürde geerbt hat; hereditary monarchErbmonarch(in) m(f)

hereditary

[hɪˈrɛdɪtrɪ] adjereditario/a

heredity

(həˈredəti) noun
the passing on of qualities (eg appearance, intelligence) from parents to children.
heˈreditary adjective
(able to be) passed on in this way. Is musical ability hereditary?

hereditary

وِرَاثِيّ dědičný arvelig erblich κληρονομικός hereditario perinnöllinen héréditaire nasljedan ereditario 遺伝的な 유전성의 erfelijk arvelig dziedziczny hereditário наследственный ärftlig เป็นกรรมพันธุ์ kalıtsal di truyền 世袭的

he·red·i·tar·y

a. hereditario-a; que se trasmite por herencia.

hereditary

adj hereditario
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