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[in-her-i-tuh-buh l]
  1. capable of being inherited.
  2. capable of inheriting; qualified to inherit.
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Origin of inheritable

1375–1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French; see in-2, heritable
Related formsin·her·it·a·bil·i·ty, in·her·it·a·ble·ness, nounin·her·it·a·bly, adverbnon·in·her·it·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·in·her·it·a·ble, adjectivenon·in·her·it·a·ble·ness, nounun·in·her·it·a·bil·i·ty, nounun·in·her·it·a·ble, adjective
Can be confusedheritable hereditary inheritable (see synonym study at hereditary)
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British Dictionary definitions for inheritably


  1. capable of being transmitted by heredity from one generation to a later one
  2. capable of being inherited
  3. rare capable of inheriting; having the right to inherit
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Derived Formsinheritability or inheritableness, nouninheritably, adverb
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inheritably in Medicine


  1. Capable of being inherited.
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Related formsin•her′it•a•bili•ty n.
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