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1. Capable of being passed from one generation to the next; hereditary.
2. Capable of inheriting or taking by inheritance.

[Middle English, from Old French, from heriter, to inherit, from Late Latin hērēditāre; see inherit.]

her′i·ta·bil′i·ty n.
her′i·ta·bly adv.
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However, they explain only a limited proportion of myopia s heritability, and the direct functional effects of risk variants, their interaction with environmental factors, and their potential for intervention are unknown.
There are several factors that can influence the risk of development of diabetes in patients - heritability (traits which are passed on from your parents) is just one of the delicate calligraphy of factors which can affect if you are more predisposed to developing a condition like diabetes.
Heritability (traits passed on from your parents) is just one of the delicate calligraphy of factors that can affect if you are predisposed to developing a condition like diabetes.
However, despite the growing literature that demonstrates the genetic heritability of political attitudes, ideologies, and behaviors, we do not know how one's genetic makeup might influence their evaluations of the president.
Modifiable risk factors include inhalant allergens, food allergens, and newborns not being exclusively breastfed; non-modifiable risk factors include young age and genetics or heritability.
The missing heritability has been the problem which must be solved in GWAS and BLUP analyses (Eichler et al.
The extent to which genes play a part -- the level of heritability -- in the trait for being attractive or not to mosquitoes was found to be at a similar level (0.
The study, published in Nature Communications, suggests that previous studies overestimated the heritability of asthma.
Selection for grain yield under drought and heat stress conditions is inefficient due to the low heritability of this trait and the presence of genotype x environment interaction [25, 30, 9, 31].
Rice said that the 'twinning effect', a lower level of language performance for twins than single-born children, was expected to be comparable for both kinds of twins, but was greater for identical twins, which strengthened the case for the heritability of language development.
We were surprised that the heritability of depressive symptoms in twins with very short sleep was nearly twice the heritability in twins sleeping normal amounts of time," said Nathaniel Watson, associate professor of neurology and co-director of the University of Washington Medicine Sleep Centre in Seattle.
However, mature neurons violate the defining aspect of heritability.