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Definition of "inheritable" [in•her•it•a•ble]

  • That can be inherited: inheritable traits; inheritable property. (adjective)
  • Having the right to inherit or the capability of inheriting: an inheritable heir. (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 "inheritable" in a sentence
  • "The technique -- known as inheritable genetic modification -- modifies genes in eggs, sperm or early embryos and results in the altered genes being passed on to future generations."
  • "Omega imbalance can make obesity 'inheritable': study"
  • "Land-lease titles have been made long-term, inheritable and transferable, but have stopped short of full ownership."