capable of being inherited; inheritable; hereditary.
capable of inheriting.

1325–75; Middle English < Middle French, equivalent to herit(er) to inherit + -able -able. See heir, heredity

heritability, noun
heritably, adverb
nonheritability, noun
nonheritable, adjective
nonheritably, adverb
unheritable, adjective

heritable, hereditary, inheritable (see synonym study at hereditary).
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heritable (ˈhɛrɪtəbəl)
1.  capable of being inherited; inheritable
2.  chiefly law capable of inheriting
[C14: from Old French, from heriter to inherit]

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heritable her·i·ta·ble (hěr'ĭ-tə-bəl)

  1. Capable of being passed from one generation to the next; hereditary.

  2. Capable of inheriting or taking by inheritance.

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heritable   (hěr'ĭ-tə-bəl)  Pronunciation Key 
Capable of being passed from one generation to the next through the genes.
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Even though working memory is heritable, this doesn't mean it's fixed at birth.
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