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hereditable

[ huh-red-i-tuh-buhl ]
/ həˈrɛd ɪ tə bəl /
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adjective

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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

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How to use hereditable in a sentence

  • Next, we find tribes with both hereditary and "personal totems," but the "personal totems" are never hereditable.

  • We have abundant evidence to show that the personal totem is transmissible and hereditable.

  • Miss Fletcher's theory demands the hereditable character of the individual manitu, and yet it is never inherited.

British Dictionary definitions for hereditable

hereditable
/ (hɪˈrɛdɪtəbəl) /

adjective

a less common word for heritable

Derived forms of hereditable

hereditability, nounhereditably, adverb
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