less common term for heritable.
More example sentences
- If selection is for the benefit of anything, it is for the benefit of hereditable varieties; some people say that the ‘unit of selection’ is the gene, because only genes persist over evolutionary time.
- Before the commencement of this class of record, a charter of feoffment was practically the only written instrument by which lands or other hereditable estates were transferred or conveyed.
- Papillary thyroid carcinoma has been associated with papillary renal neoplasia in a distinct hereditable tumor syndrome.
late Middle English: from Old French, or from medieval Latin hereditabilis, from ecclesiastical Latin hereditare 'inherit', from Latin heres, hered- 'heir'.
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