American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. That can be inherited: inheritable traits; inheritable property.
- adj. Having the right to inherit or the capability of inheriting: an inheritable heir.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being inherited; transmissible or descendible from the ancestor to the heir by course of law; heritable: as, an inheritable estate or title.
- Capable of being transmitted by or received from progenitors: as, inheritable qualities or infirmities.
- Capable of inheriting; qualified to inherit.
- adj. That can be inherited
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Capable of being inherited; transmissible or descendible.
- adj. Capable of being transmitted from parent to child.
- adj. Capable of taking by inheritance, or of receiving by descent; capable of succeeding to, as an heir.
- adj. capable of being inherited
“The technique -- known as inheritable genetic modification -- modifies genes in eggs, sperm or early embryos and results in the altered genes being passed on to future generations.”
“Omega imbalance can make obesity 'inheritable': study”
“Land-lease titles have been made long-term, inheritable and transferable, but have stopped short of full ownership.”
“But there are probabilities associated with inheritable traits.”
“If it is a matter of owning a printing press, then can Microsoft just buy a press and become a member of the club, or is this really some sort of “inheritable right” that no one can just buy into?”
“Numerous nineteenth-century anthropologists and social Darwinists took another tack and sought to identify inheritable signs of Jewishness.”
“Francis Galton, the founder of British eugenics and a cousin of Darwin, sought to nail down the physical and inheritable Jewish traits.”
“Intelligence is partly inheritable, but itâs certainly possible that there are differences in the âintelligence geneâ correlated with race.”
“We propose that even bacteria have intelligence beyond machinery: unlike a machine, a bacterial colony can improve itself by alteration of gene expression, cell differentiation and even generation of inheritable genetic ‘tools’.”
“If you repeat that process with other inheritable characteristics — embryonic development, say, or the genome — you should get the same isomorphism.”
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