inheritable

adjective in·her·it·able \ in-ˈher-ə-tə-bəl , -ˈhe-rə- \

Definition of inheritable

1 : capable of being inherited : transmissible
  • an inheritable title
2 : capable of taking by inheritance
  • the eldest son is inheritable to the crown

inheritability

play \in-ˌher-ə-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -ˌhe-rə-\ noun

inheritableness

play \in-ˈher-ə-tə-bəl-nəs, -ˈhe-rə-\ noun

Examples of inheritable in a Sentence

  1. eye color is an inheritable trait

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First Known Use of inheritable

15th century

inheritable Synonyms

Synonyms
genetic (also genetical), heritable, inborn, hereditary, inherited
Antonyms
nonhereditary
Related Words
congenital, inbred, inherent, innate, native, natural
Near Antonyms
acquired

Medical Dictionary

inheritable

adjective in·her·it·able \ in-ˈher-ət-ə-bəl \

medical Definition of inheritable

: capable of being transmitted from parent to offspring genetically

inheritability

play \-ˌher-ət-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē\ noun plural inherabilities

Law Dictionary

inheritable

adjective in·her·it·able \ in-ˈher-i-tə-bəl \

legal Definition of inheritable

1 : capable of being inherited
2 : capable of taking by inheritance

inheritability

play \in-ˌher-i-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

inheritableness

noun

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