[in-heer-uh n-see, -her-] /ɪnˈhɪər ən si, -ˈhɛr-/
noun, plural inherencies for 2.
- Inherent immunity
inherent immunity n. See innate immunity.
[in-heer-uh nt, -her-] /ɪnˈhɪər ənt, -ˈhɛr-/ adjective 1. existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute; : an inherent distrust of strangers. 2. Grammar. standing before a noun. /ɪnˈhɪərənt; -ˈhɛr-/ adjective 1. existing as an inseparable part; intrinsic adj. 1570s, from Latin inhaerentem (nominative inhaerens), present participle of inhaerere […]
[in-heer] /ɪnˈhɪər/ verb (used without object), inhered, inhering. 1. to exist permanently and inseparably in, as a quality, attribute, or element; belong intrinsically; be : the advantages that inhere in a democratic system. /ɪnˈhɪə/ verb 1. (intransitive) foll by in. to be an inseparable part (of) v. 1580s, “to exist, have being,” from Latin inhaerere […]
[in-her-it] /ɪnˈhɛr ɪt/ verb (used with object) 1. to take or receive (property, a right, a title, etc.) by succession or will, as an heir: to inherit the family business. 2. to receive as if by succession from predecessors: the problems the new government inherited from its predecessors. 3. to receive (a genetic character) by […]