non·​he·​red·​i·​tary | \ ˌnän-hə-ˈre-də-ˌter-ē \
variants: or non-hereditary

Definition of nonhereditary

: not hereditary a nonhereditary title nonhereditary diseases

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Evan, who turns 2 in December, was born with Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare, nonhereditary genetic disorder that has a most cruel and unusual symptom — chronic hunger. Maureen C. Gilmer, Indianapolis Star, "No matter how much little Evan Brenneman eats, he'll never feel full," 14 Sep. 2017

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non-he·​red·​i·​tary | \ -hə-ˈred-ə-ˌter-ē\
variants: or nonhereditary

Medical Definition of non-hereditary

: not hereditary

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someone who never drinks alcohol

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