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[in-her-i-tuh-buh l] /ɪnˈhɛr ɪ tə bəl/

capable of being .
capable of ; qualified to .
capable of being transmitted by heredity from one generation to a later one
capable of being inherited
(rare) capable of inheriting; having the right to inherit

inheritable in·her·it·a·ble (ĭn-hěr’ĭ-tə-bəl)
Capable of being inherited.
in·her’it·a·bil’i·ty n.


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