Heritable Definition

Capable of being passed from one generation to the next; hereditary.
American Heritage Medicine
That can be inherited.
Webster's New World
Capable of inheriting or taking by inheritance.
American Heritage
That can inherit.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to a trait whose observed variance within a given population results at least in part from genetic rather than environmental factors.
American Heritage Medicine

Origin of Heritable

  • Middle English from Old French from heriter to inherit from Late Latin hērēditāre inherit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French héritable, from Old French heritable.

    From Wiktionary

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