hereditary

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /həˈɹɛdɪt(ə)ɹi/
  • (US) IPA: /həˈɹɛdɪˌtɛɹi/
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  • Hyphenation: he‧red‧i‧ta‧ry

Adjective[change]

Positive
hereditary

Comparative
more hereditary

Superlative
most hereditary

  1. Hereditary is something that is passed on as an inheritance, by last will or intestate.
    Duke is a hereditary title which was created in Norman times.
  2. If a disease is hereditary, it is passed from a parent to offspring in the genes
    Haemophilia is hereditary in his family.