hereditable

[huh-red-i-tuh-buh l]
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adjective


Nearby words

  1. hereaway,
  2. hereby,
  3. heredes,
  4. heredia,
  5. heredia, josé maría de,
  6. hereditament,
  7. hereditarian,
  8. hereditarianism,
  9. hereditary,
  10. hereditary angioneurotic edema

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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Examples from the Web for hereditable

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

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



British Dictionary definitions for hereditable

hereditable

adjective

a less common word for heritable
Derived Formshereditability, nounhereditably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for hereditable

hereditable

adj.

mid-15c.; see heredity + -able. Related: Hereditability.

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