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inheritable

[in-her-i-tuh-buh l] /ɪnˈhɛr ɪ tə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being inherited.
2.
capable of inheriting; qualified to inherit.
Origin of inheritable
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French; see in-2, heritable
Related forms
inheritability, inheritableness, noun
inheritably, adverb
noninheritability, noun
noninheritable, adjective
noninheritableness, noun
uninheritability, noun
uninheritable, adjective
Can be confused
heritable, hereditary, inheritable (see synonym study at hereditary)
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Examples from the Web for inheritability
Historical Examples
  • These are suggestive of the inheritability of many other mental traits not yet studied.

    How to Live Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
  • In general there is more doubt about the inheritability of some of the insanities than about cases of mental deficiency.

    Being Well-Born Michael F. Guyer
British Dictionary definitions for inheritability

inheritable

/ɪnˈhɛrɪtəbəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being transmitted by heredity from one generation to a later one
2.
capable of being inherited
3.
(rare) capable of inheriting; having the right to inherit
Derived Forms
inheritability, inheritableness, noun
inheritably, adverb
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inheritability in Medicine

inheritable in·her·it·a·ble (ĭn-hěr'ĭ-tə-bəl)
adj.
Capable of being inherited.


in·her'it·a·bil'i·ty n.
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