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I finally demonstrated that typhus infection is not hereditary in the louse.
Charles Jules Henry Nicole

Meaning of "hereditary" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HEREDITARY

hereditary  [hɪˈrɛdɪtərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HEREDITARY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hereditary is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES HEREDITARY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Heredity

Heredity is the passing of traits to offspring from its parents or ancestor. This is the process by which an offspring cell or organism acquires or becomes predisposed to the characteristics of its parent cell or organism. Through heredity, variations exhibited by individuals can accumulate and cause some species to evolve. The study of heredity in biology is called genetics, which includes the field of epigenetics.

Definition of hereditary in the English dictionary

The first definition of hereditary in the dictionary is of, relating to, or denoting factors that can be transmitted genetically from one generation to another. Other definition of hereditary is descending or capable of descending to succeeding generations by inheritance. Hereditary is also transmitted or transmissible according to established rules of descent.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HEREDITARY


additory
ˈædɪtərɪ
auditory
ˈɔːdɪtərɪ
budgetary
ˈbʌdʒɪtərɪ
depository
dɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ
inhibitory
ɪnˈhɪbɪtərɪ
military
ˈmɪlɪtərɪ
monetary
ˈmʌnɪtərɪ
monitory
ˈmɒnɪtərɪ
nonauditory
ˌnɒnˈɔːdɪtərɪ
nonhereditary
ˌnɒnhɪˈredɪtərɪ
planetary
ˈplænɪtərɪ
plauditory
ˈplɔːdɪtərɪ
proditory
ˈprɒdɪtərɪ
proprietary
prəˈpraɪɪtərɪ
regulatory
ˌrɛɡjʊˈleɪtərɪ
repository
rɪˈpɒzɪtərɪ
sanitary
ˈsænɪtərɪ
solitary
ˈsɒlɪtərɪ
territory
ˈtɛrɪtərɪ
unitary
ˈjuːnɪtərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HEREDITARY

heredes
hereditability
hereditable
hereditably
hereditament
hereditaments
hereditarian
hereditarianism
hereditarianist
hereditarily
hereditariness
heredities
hereditist
heredity
heredo-familial
Hereford
Hereford and Worcester
Herefordshire
herefrom
herein

WORDS THAT END LIKE HEREDITARY

antimilitary
cavitary
depositary
dignitary
elementary
hyperpituitary
hypopituitary
infinitary
insanitary
intracavitary
limitary
nonmilitary
paramilitary
phytosanitary
pituitary
plebiscitary
primogenitary
promilitary
the military
unmilitary
unsanitary

Synonyms and antonyms of hereditary in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HEREDITARY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «hereditary» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of hereditary

Translation of «hereditary» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HEREDITARY

Find out the translation of hereditary to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hereditary from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hereditary» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

世袭的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hereditario
570 millions of speakers

English

hereditary
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वंशानुगत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وِرَاثِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

наследственный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

hereditário
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বংশগত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

héréditaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Keturunan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

erblich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

遺伝的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

유전성의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hereditary
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

di truyền
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பரம்பரை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आनुवंशिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kalıtsal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ereditario
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dziedziczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

спадковий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ereditar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κληρονομικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

besit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ärftlig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

arvelig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hereditary

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HEREDITARY»

The term «hereditary» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.339 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HEREDITARY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hereditary

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10 QUOTES WITH «HEREDITARY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hereditary.
1
Steven Cojocaru
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.
2
Edward Gibbon
Of the various forms of government which have prevailed in the world, an hereditary monarchy seems to present the fairest scope for ridicule.
3
Imran Khan
In Pakistan politics is hereditary.
4
Jill Lepore
History is hereditary only in this way: we, all of us, inherit everything, and then we choose what to cherish, what to disavow, and what to do next, which is why it's worth trying to know where things come from.
5
Sam Levenson
Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.
6
Robert Mankoff
Cartoons are like fruit flies. Biologists use fruit flies because their large chromosomes and short life cycle make them ideal for studying hereditary changes.
7
James Nasmyth
OUR history begins before we are born. We represent the hereditary influences of our race, and our ancestors virtually live in us.
8
Charles Jules Henry Nicole
I finally demonstrated that typhus infection is not hereditary in the louse.
9
Yoshihiko Noda
I am not a hereditary politician and do not have any substantial asset.
10
Severo Ochoa
The nucleic acids have considerable biological importance because of their role in cell growth and in the transmission of hereditary characters.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HEREDITARY»

Discover the use of hereditary in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hereditary and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Identify ...
This book defines issues facing previvors and survivors of breast and ovarian cancer.
Sue Friedman, Rebecca Sutphen, Kathy Steligo, 2012
2
Hereditary Bone and Joint Diseases in the Dog: ...
This book addresses the importance of selection of dogs for breeding, including changes in breed appearance and disease predilection and the effect of high-energy diets in fast-growing animals.
Joe P. Morgan, Alida Wind, Autumn P. Davidson, 2003
3
Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Identify ...
With its unique combination of the latest research, expert advice, and compelling personal stories, this book gives previvors, survivors, and their family members the guidance they need to face the unique challenges of hereditary cancer.
Sue Friedman, Rebecca Sutphen, Kathy Steligo, 2012
4
Lineage Book of Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial ...
This work, a verbatim transcription of the three successful charters defining the scope and authority of the Virginia Company and listing its stockholders in England and Virginia, is an important companion work to Professor Craven's booklet ...
Robert Glenn Thurtle, 2009
5
Hereditary Breast Cancer
Intended for medical oncologists, surgeons, obstetricians, gynecologists, geneticists, genetic counselors, and primary care physicians, this text presents the epidemiological, biological, and clinical issues associated with hereditary ...
Claudine Isaacs, Timothy R. Rebbeck, 2007
6
Hereditary Tumors: From Genes to Clinical Consequences
Summarizing molecular aspects, diagnostic as well as therapeutic issues, this book is the very first and most comprehensive on hereditary aspects of tumor diseases.
Heike Allgayer, Helga Rehder, Simone Fulda, 2009
7
Commoners and Nobles: Hereditary Divisions in Tibet
This study explores how Tibetans manoeuvre within two contradictory value systems - those of old Tibet and the new People's Republic of China - balancing between ideals and pragmatism.
Heidi Fjeld, 2005
8
Hereditary Retinopathies: Progress in Development of Genetic ...
The hereditary retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa (RP), which affects 1 in 3,500 people worldwide, is the most common cause of registered visual handicap among those of the working age in developed countries.
Pete Humphries, Marian Humphries, Lawrence C. S. Tam, 2012
9
Medifocus Guidebook on Hereditary Hemochromatosis
The MediFocus Guidebook on Hereditary Hemochromatosis is the most comprehensive, up-to-date source of information available.
Inc. Medifocus. com, Elliot Jacob, 2012
10
Hereditary Colorectal Cancer
Persons who carry genetic mutations linked to hereditary colorectal cancer are the most likely to develop the disease.
Miguel A. Rodriguez-Bigas, Raul Cutait, Patrick M. Lynch, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HEREDITARY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hereditary is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Joint haplotype assembly and genotype calling via sequential Monte …
Genetic variations predispose individuals to hereditary diseases, play important role in the development of complex diseases, and impact drug ... «7thSpace Interactive, Jul 15»
2
Sisters raise cash to help mum die | The Sun |News
It's not supposed to be hereditary but there's a small chance. “We feel very strongly about it. If it was me I would be down the same route. We want mum to have a ... «The Sun, Jul 15»
3
'Hotspots' for Fatal Colorectal Cancer ID'd in Southeast U.S. …
Firstly, many cases of hereditary nonpolyposis CRC -- sometimes called the Lynch syndrome -- can be traced back to families that come from ... «MedPage Today, Jul 15»
4
Impact of presymptomatic genetic testing on young adults - Nature
Presymptomatic and predictive genetic testing are available for a number of heritable genetic disorders including hereditary cancer syndromes, ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»
5
Breabach mines deep roots for its piper-driven sound - The Georgia …
“He's second in line to be the hereditary piper for the MacCrimmons, and that serious piping heritage definitely influences our music,” Lindsay ... «Straight.com, Jul 15»
6
It's Getting Tough To Tell Planned Parenthood From Nazis
These are gongenital feeble-mindedness; schizophrenia, circular insanity; heredity epilepsy; hereditary chorea (Huntington's)' hereditary ... «The Federalist, Jul 15»
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7:00 am MidMichigan Health: Genetic testing helps estimate risk of …
... counseling to discuss your family medical history and potential risk of having a hereditary predisposition to cancer, according to MidMichigan. «Midland Daily News, Jul 15»
8
America Is Still Singing Woody Guthrie's Songs | Peter Dreier
These were symptoms of Huntington's chorea, a rare hereditary degenerative disease that gradually robbed him of his health and ability to ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
9
Research and Markets: Global Hereditary Angioedema (HAE …
Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) Pipeline Insights provides an in-depth analysis of the pipeline assets across Hereditary Angioedema (HAE). «Benzinga, Jul 15»
10
Racist, Pro-Nazi Roots of Planned Parenthood Revealed - Breitbart
These are gongenital feeble-mindedness; schizophrenia, circular insanity; heredity epilepsy; hereditary chorea (Huntington's)' hereditary ... «Breitbart News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Hereditary [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hereditary>. Aug 2020 ».
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