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not passed down through families, not hereditary


(ˌnɒn həˈrɛd ɪˌtɛr i)

not hereditary; not able to be passed through the genes from a biological parent to offspring.
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Adj.1.nonhereditary - not acquirable by inheritance
nonheritable, noninheritable - not inheritable
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Congenital CMV is the leading cause of nonhereditary sensorineural hearing loss in newborns, causing 20 to 30 percent of childhood hearing loss (decreased sensitivity to sound).
The aim of the workshop is to provide comprehensive knowledge on the regulation of cancer genes by hereditary and nonhereditary factors.
Ollier's disease is a nonhereditary skeletal disorder that typically manifests in childhood.
STICs have been identified in 70% of nonhereditary forms of serous ovarian cancer.
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Nonhereditary causes of chorea, such as infectious chorea in the course of acute manifestations of bacterial or aseptic meningitis or encephalitis, have been described (4,5).
5) Intramedullary osteosclerosis is clinically and histologically indistinguishable from Ribbing disease (osteoblastic activity and new bone formation), but it is nonhereditary condition.
First described in 1955, Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) is a rare, nonhereditary polyposis syndrome with an uncertain aetiopathogenesis.
The role of EXT1 in nonhereditary osteochondroma: identification of homozygous deletions.
Pejovic's study of 186 patients with nonhereditary cancer found that 41 percent who had an early recurrence of the disease also had abnormal levels of the other proteins tracked.
Around 40 people a year are treated for the nonhereditary cancer.
Several nonhereditary liver diseases such as excessive alcohol consumption, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis are associated with mild hepatic iron overload.