Translation of hereditary in Spanish:

hereditary

Pronunciation: /həˈredəteri; hɪˈredɪtri/

adj

  • [monarchy/title/right] hereditario; [disease/defect/condition] hereditario
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    • The original constitution restricted the right to vote by property but outlawed hereditary titles and added trial by jury in criminal cases.
    • The passing on of property or titles is also hereditary and through the eldest male child of the family.
    • Haida Nation president Guujaaw handed the writ to Haida runners in a highly charged formal ceremony, with instructions to take their claim of hereditary title to the B.C. Supreme Court.
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    • They extend their speculations, even forecasting that, by genetic manipulation, they will be able to cure hereditary diseases and defects and, possibly, make a race having superior bodies and intellects.
    • At low radiation doses, the principal concern is the risk of radiation-induced cancer in exposed individuals and hereditary disease in their descendants.
    • The identification of specific genes associated with hereditary cancer risk has enabled direct diagnosis of hereditary cancer syndromes through genetic analysis.

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