: of or relating to the apparent junction of earth and sky : situated near the horizon
: parallel to, in the plane of, or operating in a plane parallel to the horizon or to a baseline : level
: relating to, directed toward, or consisting of individuals or entities of similar status or on the same level
: relating to or being transmission (as of a disease) by physical contact or proximity in contrast with inheritance
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- Genes are normally inherited from parents, but they can also be inserted into a genome by viruses, plasmids, and other foreign agents—a phenomenon called horizontal transfer.
- —Stephan Reebs