Medical Dictionary


adj he·red·i·tary \hə-ˈred-ə-ˌter-ē\

Medical Definition of HEREDITARY

:  genetically transmitted or transmittable from parent to offspring—compare acquired 2, congenital 2, familial
:  of or relating to inheritance or heredity
he·red·i·tar·i·ly \-ˌred-ə-ˈter-ə-lē\ adverb
May 26, 2015
sacrilegious Hear it
grossly irreverent
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