familial

[ fuh-mil-yuhl, -mil-ee-uhl ]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a family: familial ties.

  2. appearing in individuals by heredity: a familial disease.

Origin of familial

1
From French, dating back to 1895–1900; see origin at family, -al1

Other words from familial

  • in·ter·fa·mil·ial, adjective
  • non·fa·mil·ial, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for familial

familial

/ (fəˈmɪlɪəl) /


adjective
  1. of or relating to the family

  2. occurring in the members of a family: a familial disease

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