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inheritable

[ in-her-i-tuh-buhl ]
/ ɪnˈhɛr ɪ tə bəl /
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adjective
capable of being inherited.
capable of inheriting; qualified to inherit.

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Origin of inheritable

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Anglo-French; see in-2, heritable

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH inheritable

heritable, hereditary, inheritable
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British Dictionary definitions for inheritable

inheritable
/ (ɪnˈhɛrɪtəbəl) /

adjective
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

Derived forms of inheritable

inheritability or inheritableness, nouninheritably, adverb
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Medical definitions for inheritable

inheritable
[ ĭn-hĕrĭ-tə-bəl ]

adj.
Capable of being inherited.

Other words from inheritable

in•her′it•a•bili•ty n.
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