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her·i·ta·ble

 (hĕr′ĭ-tə-bəl)
adj.
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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heritable

(ˈhɛrɪtəbəl)
adj
1. (Biology) capable of being inherited; inheritable
2. (Law) chiefly law capable of inheriting
[C14: from Old French, from heriter to inherit]
ˌheritaˈbility n
ˈheritably adv
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her•it•a•ble

(ˈhɛr ɪ tə bəl)

adj.
1. capable of being inherited; inheritable; hereditary.
2. capable of inheriting.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French]
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her·i·ta·ble

(hĕr′ĭ-tə-bəl)
Capable of being passed from one generation to the next through the genes; hereditary.
Usage The words heritable and congenital are often confused when used in describing medical conditions or diseases. A heritable disease is one that results from a variation or defect in the genetic makeup of an individual. Because of their genetic nature, heritable diseases, such as hemophilia, can be passed from one generation to the next. In this regard the diseases are no different from other genetic traits. A congenital disease is simply one that appears at birth (congenital comes from Latin com-, meaning "together," and genitus, meaning "born"). Congenital diseases may be heritable ones, but they may also result from some factor, such as a drug, infection, or injury, that has upset the careful timing and balance of the developmental process in the uterus.
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Adj.1.heritable - capable of being inherited; "inheritable traits such as eye color"; "an inheritable title"
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Translations

heritable

[ˈherɪtəbl] ADJ [objects, property] → heredable, hereditable; [person] → que puede heredar
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heritable

adj
(Jur) personerbfähig
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heritable

adj heredable
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(still to the commoner, always to the commoner) pa- tience, meanness of spirit, non-resistance under op- pression; and she introduced heritable ranks and aristocracies, and taught all the Christian populations of the earth to bow down to them and worship them.
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A qualified career banker, he has substantial Board experience in regulated businesses and of delivering growth and scale, having been CEO of Hampshire Trust Bank, Heritable Bank and Sun Bank over the past 22 years.
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On July 17, the United Kingdom's influential Nuffield Council on Bioethics implicitly endorsed "heritable genome editing," declaring the practice of altering the DNA of a human embryo "morally permissible" under certain circumstances.