Nonhereditary



[huh-red-i-ter-ee] /həˈrɛd ɪˌtɛr i/

adjective
1.
passing, or capable of passing, naturally from parent to offspring through the genes:
Blue eyes are hereditary in our family.
Compare .
2.
of or relating to inheritance or heredity:
a hereditary title.
3.
existing by reason of feeling, opinions, or prejudices held by predecessors:
a hereditary enemy.
4.
Law.

5.
Mathematics.

/hɪˈrɛdɪtərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or denoting factors that can be transmitted genetically from one generation to another
2.
(law)

3.
derived from one’s ancestors; traditional: hereditary feuds
4.
(maths, logic)

adj.

early 15c., hereditarie, from Latin hereditarius, from hereditas (see heredity).

hereditary he·red·i·tar·y (hə-rěd’ĭ-těr’ē)
adj.
Transmitted or capable of being transmitted genetically from parent to offspring.
hereditary
(hə-rěd’ĭ-těr’ē)
Passed or capable of being passed from parent to offspring by means of genes.

A descriptive term for conditions capable of being transmitted from parent to offspring through the genes. The term hereditary is applied to diseases such as hemophilia and characteristics such as the tendency toward baldness that pass from parents to children.

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