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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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Except to specialists, he is known chiefly for a single short book, The Prince, which purported to advise new, that is nonhereditary, rulers how to stay in power.
Nonhereditary diseases include vascular anomalies as seen in Raynaud disease, diabetes mellitus, linear scleroderma, systemic sclerosis and psoriasis.
25,26) Dvorakova et al (25) found that 48% of nonhereditary cases were accounted for by somatic RET mutations, indicating the specificity of the tumor phenotype for underlying genotype.
Coats' disease is a nonhereditary condition characterized by retinal capillary telangiectasia, arterial aneurism, exudation and exudative retinal detachment.
Eccrine syringofibroadenoma: Multiple lesions representing a new cutaneous marker of the Schopf syndrome, and solitary nonhereditary tumours.
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.
It is a nonhereditary complication occurring immediately after parturition and occasionally upto several hours afterwards (Roberts, 1971).
Congenital disorders sourcebook; basic consumer information about nonhereditary birth defects and disorders related to prematurity, gestational injuries, prenatal and perinatal infections, maternal health conditions during pregnancy, and birth complications.
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).