heritable

adjective her·i·ta·ble \ ˈher-ə-tə-bəl , ˈhe-rə- \

Definition of heritable

1 : capable of being inherited or of passing by inheritance

Examples of heritable in a Sentence

  1. heritable characteristics like skin and eye and hair color

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First Known Use of heritable

14th century

heritable Synonyms


HERITABLE Defined for English Language Learners

heritable

adjective

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


Medical Dictionary

heritable

adjective her·i·ta·ble \ ˈher-ət-ə-bəl \

medical Definition of heritable

: hereditary
  • one of several heritable childhood cancers
  • —W. K. Cavenee et al

Law Dictionary

heritable

adjective her·i·ta·ble \ ˈher-ə-tə-bəl \

legal Definition of heritable



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