heritable

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From Middle French héritable, from Old French heritable.

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heritable (not comparable)

  1. able to be inherited, passed from parents to their children
    • 1791: Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man
      All hereditary government is in its nature tyranny. An heritable crown, or an heritable throne, or by what other fanciful name such things may be called, have no other significant explanation than that mankind are heritable property.
    • 1909: Albert Charles Seward, Darwin and Modern Science
      But if we consider that all heritable variations must have their roots in the germ-plasm, and further, that when personal selection does not intervene, ...

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