familial

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

fa·mil·ial

adjective \fə-ˈmil-yəl, -ˈmi-lē-əl\

: of or relating to a family : suggesting a family

medical : tending to affect members of the same family

Full Definition of FAMILIAL

1
:  tending to occur in more members of a family than expected by chance alone <a familial disorder>
2
:  of, relating to, or suggestive of a family <has familial ties to the area> <a familial atmosphere>

Examples of FAMILIAL

  1. The company has created a familial atmosphere in its offices.
  2. <it's a familial duty as well as a tradition for everyone in my family to eat dinner together>

Origin of FAMILIAL

French, from Latin familia
First Known Use: circa 1900

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Rhymes with FAMILIAL

fa·mil·ial

adjective \fə-ˈmil-yəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FAMILIAL

: tending to occur in more members of a family than expected by chance alone <a familial disorder>—compare acquired 2, congenital 2, hereditary

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