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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
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 inheritable
  • New species do not result from non-inheritable changes.
  • It is that information, in the form of inheritable characteristics, that gives life continuity.
British Dictionary definitions for inheritable

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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inheritable 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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