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- n. The quality of being hereditable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. State of being hereditable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Heritability.
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Dog lovers would study the contrasting personalities of pit bulls, golden retrievers, and the like, shedding light on the hereditability of human behaviors.
While classical Darwinism predates genetics, some notion of hereditability was obvious to anyone who bred animals.
It is like the hereditability of the alcoholic taint: it passes from father to children, but it may take a different form in each child, and in none of them be like what it was in the father.
Spencer had begun by putting to himself the question of the hereditability of acquired characters, his evolutionism would no doubt have taken an altogether different form.
We should propose, then, to introduce a distinction between the hereditability of _deviation_ and that of _character_.
I guess that she panicked about having people in positions of authority condemn her as an unregenerate racist, and seeing her career possibly derailed before it started, and realized what the rest of us have, that you can’t express questions about race, intelligence, and hereditability, even in private correspondence with friends.