hereditable

[ huh-red-i-tuh-buh l ]
/ həˈrɛd ɪ tə bəl /

adjective

Origin of hereditable

1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin hērēdit(āre) to inherit, derivative of Latin hērēd- (stem of hērēs) heir + Middle French -able -able

Related forms

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Examples from the Web for hereditability

  • We should propose, then, to introduce a distinction between the hereditability of deviation and that of character.

    Creative Evolution|Henri Bergson

British Dictionary definitions for hereditability

hereditable

/ (hɪˈrɛdɪtəbəl) /

adjective

a less common word for heritable

Derived Forms

hereditability, nounhereditably, adverb
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