heritable

[ her-i-tuh-buhl ]
/ ˈhɛr ɪ tə bəl /

adjective

capable of being inherited; inheritable; hereditary.
capable of inheriting.

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Origin of heritable

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English, from Middle French, equivalent to herit(er) “to inherit” + -able (see -able); see heir, heredity

OTHER WORDS FROM heritable

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH heritable

heritable , hereditary, inheritable
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British Dictionary definitions for heritable

heritable
/ (ˈhɛrɪtəbəl) /

adjective

capable of being inherited; inheritable
mainly law capable of inheriting

Derived forms of heritable

heritability, nounheritably, adverb

Word Origin for heritable

C14: from Old French, from heriter to inherit
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Medical definitions for heritable

heritable
[ hĕrĭ-tə-bəl ]

adj.

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 heritable

heritable
[ hĕrĭ-tə-bəl ]

Capable of being passed from one generation to the next through the genes.
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