capable of being inherited.
capable of inheriting; qualified to inherit.
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- in·her·it·a·bil·i·ty, in·her·it·a·ble·ness, noun
- in·her·it·a·bly, adverb
- non·in·her·it·a·bil·i·ty, noun
- non·in·her·it·a·ble, adjective
- non·in·her·it·a·ble·ness, noun
- un·in·her·it·a·bil·i·ty, noun
- un·in·her·it·a·ble, adjective
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How to use inheritable in a sentence
Sanger advocated sterilization for the “insane and feeble-minded” and those with “inheritable or transmissible diseases.”How medicine sought to control women’s bodies while ignoring their symptoms | Susan Okie | July 2, 2021 | Washington Post
More controversially, CRISPR could be used to create “designer babies” with inheritable genetic changes.mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry | Walter Isaacson | January 11, 2021 | Time
Most of her blood-relations are, so far as inheritable morbid conditions are concerned, thoroughly healthy.The Sexual Life of the Child | Albert Moll
He might die the very day after celebrating the espousals, and then—not even the ducal robes were inheritable.The Prince of India, Volume I | Lew. Wallace
Moreover, only one of them is actually inheritable, and that one is transmitted relatively seldom.Damn! | Henry Louis Mencken
On the contrary, the individuals hold upon his strips developed very rapidly into an inheritable and partible ownership.Domesday Book and Beyond | Frederic William Maitland
If they are inheritable, Jefferson was entitled to them on both the paternal and maternal side.
British Dictionary definitions for inheritable
capable of being transmitted by heredity from one generation to a later one
capable of being inherited
rare capable of inheriting; having the right to inherit
- inheritability or inheritableness, noun
- inheritably, adverb
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