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Australian conifer bearing two-inch seeds tasting like roasted chestnuts; among the aborigines the tree is hereditary property protected by law Araucaria bidwillii , bunya bunya , bunya bunya tree
privileged class holding hereditary titles aristocracy , nobility
United States biologist who discovered how hereditary characteristics are transmitted by genes (1903-1989) Beadle , George Beadle , George Wells Beadle
nobleman ruling a German castle and surrounding grounds by hereditary right burgrave
social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth caste
(Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus; stratified according to ritual purity caste
hereditary, existing from birth but not congenital
disease existing from birth but not hereditary, of a congenital
nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right crowned head , monarch , sovereign
rare hereditary condition marked by dark crusted patches (sometimes containing pus) Darier's disease , keratosis follicularis
hereditary estate demesne
hereditary ruler dynast
deteriorating in hereditary qualities dysgenic
hereditary disease (autosomal recessive) consisting of an error is mucopolysaccharide metabolism; characterized by severe abnormalities in development of skeletal cartilage and bone and mental retardation dysostosis multiplex , gargoylism , Hurler's disease , Hurler's syndrome , lipochondrodystrophy
any of several hereditary diseases of the muscular system characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles dystrophy , muscular dystrophy
right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right) exclusive right , perquisite , prerogative , privilege
part of a patient's medical history in which questions are asked in an attempt to find out whether the patient has hereditary tendencies toward particular diseases family history
hereditary factor gene
bleeding, hereditary disorder of unstoppable hemophilia
hereditary succession to a title or an office or property heritage , inheritance
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