[ her-i-tuh-buh l ]
/ ˈhɛr ɪ tə bəl /
capable of being inherited; inheritable; hereditary.
capable of inheriting.
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Origin of heritable
OTHER WORDS FROM heritable
her·it·a·bil·i·ty, nounher·it·a·bly, adverbnon·her·it·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·her·it·a·ble, adjective
non·her·it·a·bly, adverbun·her·it·a·ble, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for heritability
Perhaps this heritability was limited to those cases in which the heiress transmitted the de facto headship of her house.A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
British Dictionary definitions for heritability
/ (ˈhɛrɪtəbəl) /
capable of being inherited; inheritable
mainly law capable of inheriting
Derived forms of heritableheritability, nounheritably, adverb
Word Origin for heritable
C14: from Old French, from heriter to inherit
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Medical definitions for heritability (1 of 2)
[ hĕr′ĭ-tə-bĭl′ĭ-tē ]
The quality of being heritable.
The proportion of phenotypic variance attributable to variance in genotypes.
Medical definitions for heritability (2 of 2)
[ hĕr′ĭ-tə-bəl ]
Capable of being passed from one generation to the next; hereditary.
Capable of inheriting or taking by inheritance.
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Scientific definitions for heritability
[ hĕr′ĭ-tə-bəl ]
Capable of being passed from one generation to the next through the genes.
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