Heritable meaning

hĕr'ĭ-tə-bəl
Capable of being passed from one generation to the next; hereditary.
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Capable of inheriting or taking by inheritance.
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That can be inherited.
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That can inherit.
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Capable of being passed from one generation to the next; hereditary.
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Of or relating to a trait whose observed variance within a given population results at least in part from genetic rather than environmental factors.
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Capable of being passed from one generation to the next through the genes.
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Able to be inherited, passed from parents to their children.
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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