1. hereditary

adjective. ['hɝˈɛdəˌtɛri'] inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent.


  • heritable
  • transmissible
  • ancestral
  • inheritable


  • noninfectious
  • nurtural
  • congenital
  • nonheritable


  • hereditarius (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word hereditary

1. Adjective
Acne can also be hereditary.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Some hereditary nervous system disorders can also cause this troublesome symptom.

Quotes containing the word hereditary

1. I was born with this. It's a hereditary genetic condition. This is something you can go your whole life without really knowing that something's wrong. I had high blood pressure, and that was the first sign.
- Steven Cojocaru

2. Governments, if they endure, always tend increasingly toward aristocratic forms. No government in history has been known to evade this pattern. And as the aristocracy develops, government tends more and more to act exclusively in the interests of the ruling class -- whether that class be hereditary royalty, oligarchs of financial empires, or entrenched bureaucracy.
- Frank Herbert, Children of Dune

3. A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
- Carl Sagan

2. hereditary

adjective. ['hɝˈɛdəˌtɛri'] occurring among members of a family usually by heredity.


  • heritable
  • transmissible
  • inheritable
  • transmitted
  • genetic
  • familial


  • innate
  • inborn
  • nontransmissible
  • acquired


  • hereditarius (Latin)