familial

[fuh-mil-yuhl, -mil-ee-uhl]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a family: familial ties.
2.
appearing in individuals by heredity: a familial disease.

Origin:
1895–1900; < French; see family, -al1

interfamilial, adjective
nonfamilial, adjective
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familial (fəˈmɪlɪəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the family
2.  occurring in the members of a family: a familial disease

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Word Origin & History

familial
from Fr. familial, from L. familia (see family). Meaning "hereditary" is from 1900; "family-like" is from 1903.
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Medical Dictionary

familial fa·mil·ial (fə-mĭl'yəl)
adj.
Occurring or tending to occur among family members, usually by heredity.

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Example sentences
Familial tremor is an involuntary shaking movement that tends to run in
  families.
Previous studies also had not looked at differences between various familial
  connections, he says.
She belongs to a family carrying the gene for fatal familial insomnia.
But there appears to be a familial link in the vast majority of my
  acquaintances.
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