- a person who believes that differences between individuals or groups, including moral and intellectual attributes, are predominantly determined by genetic factors (opposed to environmentalist).
- characteristic of or based on such belief: hereditarian theories.
Origin of hereditarian
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- psychol a school of thought that emphasizes the influence of heredity in the determination of human behaviourCompare environmentalism
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