- capable of being inherited; inheritable; hereditary.
- capable of inheriting.
Origin of heritable
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- capable of being inherited; inheritable
- mainly law capable of inheriting
C14: from Old French, from heriter to inherit
Word Origin and History for heritability
early 15c., from Old French héritable (c.1200), from hériter (see heritage). Related: Heritability.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The quality of being heritable.
- The proportion of phenotypic variance attributable to variance in genotypes.
- Capable of being passed from one generation to the next; hereditary.
- Capable of inheriting or taking by inheritance.
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- Capable of being passed from one generation to the next through the genes.
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