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familial

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adjective fa·mil·ial \fə-ˈmil-yəl, -ˈmi-lē-əl\

Simple Definition of familial

  • : of or relating to a family : suggesting a family

  • medical : tending to affect members of the same family

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of familial

  1. 1 :  tending to occur in more members of a family than expected by chance alone <a familial disorder>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or suggestive of a family <has familial ties to the area> <a familial atmosphere>

Examples of familial in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of familial

French, from Latin familia


First Known Use: circa 1900

Other Genetics Terms

Rhymes with familial


FAMILIAL Defined for Kids

familial

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adjective fa·mil·ial \fə-ˈmil-yəl\

Definition of familial for Students

  1. :  relating to or typical of a family




Medical Dictionary

familial

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adjective fa·mil·ial \fə-ˈmil-yəl\

Medical Definition of familial

  1. :  tending to occur in more members of a family than expected by chance alone <a familial disorder>—compare acquired 1, congenital 2, hereditary





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