hereditarian

[huh-red-i-tair-ee-uh n]

noun

a person who believes that differences between individuals or groups, including moral and intellectual attributes, are predominantly determined by genetic factors (opposed to environmentalist).

adjective

characteristic of or based on such belief: hereditarian theories.

Nearby words

  1. heredes,
  2. heredia,
  3. heredia, josé maría de,
  4. hereditable,
  5. hereditament,
  6. hereditarianism,
  7. hereditary,
  8. hereditary angioneurotic edema,
  9. hereditary cerebellar ataxia,
  10. hereditary cerebral leukodystrophy

Origin of hereditarian


Related formshe·red·i·tar·i·an·ism, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for hereditarianism

hereditarianism

noun

psychol a school of thought that emphasizes the influence of heredity in the determination of human behaviourCompare environmentalism
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