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familial

[ fuh-mil-yuhl, -mil-ee-uhl ]
/ fəˈmɪl yəl, -ˈmɪl i əl /
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adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of a family: familial ties.
appearing in individuals by heredity: a familial disease.
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Origin of familial

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

OTHER WORDS FROM familial

in·ter·fa·mil·ial, adjectivenon·fa·mil·ial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for familial

familial
/ (fəˈmɪlɪəl) /

adjective
of or relating to the family
occurring in the members of a familya familial disease
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Medical definitions for familial

familial
[ fə-mĭlyəl ]

adj.
Occurring or tending to occur among family members, usually by heredity.
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