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(law) an increase in a beneficiary's share in an estate (as when a co-beneficiary dies or fails to meet some condition or rejects the inheritance) accretion
inheritance coming by right of birth (especially by primogeniture) birthright , patrimony
form of neuropathy that can begin between childhood and young adulthood; characterized by weakness and atrophy of the muscles of the hands and lower legs; progression is slow and individuals affected can have a normal life span; inheritance is X-linked re Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease , hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy
French naturalist who proposed that evolution resulted from the inheritance of acquired characteristics (1744-1829) Chevalier de Lamarck , Jean Baptiste de Lamarck , Lamarck
inheritance shared coparcenary , parcenary
sharer of inheritance coparcener , parcener
form of muscular dystrophy that sets in between 40 and 60 years of age and is characterized by weakness and wasting of the muscles of the hands and forearms and lower legs; inheritance is autosomal dominant distal muscular dystrophy
small fruit fly used by Thomas Hunt Morgan in studying basic mechanisms of inheritance drosophila , Drosophila melanogaster
most common form of muscular dystrophy; inheritance is X-linked recessive (carried by females but affecting only males) Duchenne's muscular dystrophy , pseudohypertrophic dystrophy
limit legal inheritance entail
property to certain heirs, to limit inheritance of entail
estate, to limit inheritance of entail
inheritance to a particular party, to limit the entail
firstborn's ancient inheritance right esnecy
heir whose right to an inheritance cannot be defeated if that person outlives the ancestor heir apparent
(law) any property that is considered by law or custom as inseparable from an inheritance is inherited with that inheritance heirloom
theory of inheritance based on Mendel's laws Mendelianism , Mendelism
modern Lamarckian theory emphasizing the importance of environmental factors in genetic changes and retaining the notion of the inheritance of acquired characters Neo-Lamarckism
estate remaining after debts and funeral expenses and administrative expenses have been deducted from the gross estate; the estate then left to be distributed (and subject to federal and state inheritance taxes) net estate
form of muscular dystrophy that usually begins between early adulthood and middle age and first affects muscles of the eyelid and throat; progresses slowly with swallowing problems common as the disease progresses; inheritance is autosomal dominant oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy
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