Definition of nonhereditary in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌnänhəˈrediˌterē/

Entry from US English dictionary


Not acquired or acquirable by inheritance: nonhereditary forms of breast cancer
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  • Congenital disorders are nonhereditary disorders, which are present at birth.
  • It is by far the most common, nonhereditary, genetic birth defect, afflicting about one in every 1,000 babies.
  • Hereditary breast cancer commonly occurs in premenopausal women and is more frequently bilateral than nonhereditary breast cancer.

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Syllabification: non·he·red·i·tar·y

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