descendable

descendible

[dih-sen-duh-buhl]
adjective
1.
capable of being transmitted by inheritance.
2.
permitting descent: a descendible hill.
Also, descendable.


Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English descendable < Old French, equivalent to descend(re) to descend + -able -able; spelling later Latinized

descendibility, descendability, noun
undescendable, adjective
undescendible, adjective
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descend (dɪˈsɛnd)
 
vb (often foll by on or upon)
1.  (also tr) to move, pass, or go down (a hill, slope, staircase, etc)
2.  (of a hill, slope, or path) to lead or extend down; slope; incline
3.  to move to a lower level, pitch, etc; fall
4.  (often foll by from) to be connected by a blood relationship (to a dead or extinct individual, race, species, etc)
5.  to be passed on by parents or ancestors; be inherited
6.  to sink or come down in morals or behaviour; lower oneself
7.  to arrive or attack in a sudden or overwhelming way: their relatives descended upon them last week
8.  (of the sun, moon, etc) to move towards the horizon
 
[C13: from Old French descendre, from Latin dēscendere, from de- + scandere to climb; see scan]
 
des'cendable
 
adj

descendible or descendable (dɪˈsɛndəbəl)
 
adj
capable of being inherited
 
descendable or descendable
 
adj

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