hereditarily

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hereditary +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

hereditarily (not comparable)

  1. In a hereditary manner.
    • 1931, H. P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer in Darkness, chapter 2:
      After all, there might be some queer and perhaps hereditarily misshapen outcasts in those shunned hills, even though no such race of star-born monsters as folklore claimed.
  2. With regard to inheritance.