Definition of heritable
1 : capable of being inherited or of passing by inheritance
2 : hereditary
Examples of heritable in a Sentence
heritable characteristics like skin and eye and hair color
Recent Examples of heritable from the Web
Although ASD is heritable, children with no family history of the disorder can still develop it through genetic mutations.
Dr. Zaidi and his colleagues also demonstrated that nose shape is a heritable trait.
The condition also seems to be heritable because of the links that are being discovered between family members.
Studies of character displacement should also show that the species under study truly compete, and that the differences among species, such as smaller beaks, are a heritable trait.
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First Known Use of heritable
HERITABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of heritable for English Language Learners
: able to be passed from parent to child before birth
law : able to be passed from a parent or older relative to a child
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