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Definition of "heritable" []

  • Capable of being passed from one generation to the next; hereditary. (adjective)
  • Capable of inheriting or taking by inheritance. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "heritable" in a sentence
  • "As evolution is defined as heritable allelic changes over time, if sufficient time does not pass, evolution may not happen."
  • "A trait or disease is called heritable if monozygotic twins are more similar to each other than dizygotic twins."
  • "It means that they have view of religion as a strongly 'heritable' characteristic, much more so, I would argue, than is empirically the case in developed capitalist democracies."