[fuh-mil-yuh l, -mil-ee-uh l] /fəˈmɪl yəl, -ˈmɪl i əl/

of, relating to, or characteristic of a :
familial ties.
appearing in individuals by heredity:
a familial disease.
of or relating to the family
occurring in the members of a family: a familial disease

from French familial, from Latin familia (see family). Meaning “hereditary” is from 1900; “family-like” is from 1903.

familial fa·mil·ial (fə-mĭl’yəl)
Occurring or tending to occur among family members, usually by heredity.


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