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Pronunciation:  hu'redi`teree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent; "ancestral home"; "ancestral lore"; "hereditary monarchy"; "patrimonial estate"; "transmissible tradition"
  2. [adj]  tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity; "an inherited disease"; "familial traits"; "genetically transmitted features"

HEREDITARY is a 10 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: ancestral, familial, genetic, heritable, inheritable, inherited, patrimonial, transmissible, transmitted



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\He*red"i*ta*ry\, a. [L. hereditarius, fr. hereditas
heirship, inheritance, fr. heres heir: cf. F.
h['e]r['e]ditaire. See {Heir}.]
1. Descended, or capable of descending, from an ancestor to
   an heir at law; received or passing by inheritance, or
   that must pass by inheritance; as, an hereditary estate or

2. Transmitted, or capable of being transmitted, as a
   constitutional quality or condition from a parent to a
   child; as, hereditary pride, bravery, disease.

Syn: Ancestral; patrimonial; inheritable.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ancestral, atavistic, bequeathed, bodily, born, coeval, congenital, connatal, connate, connatural, constitutional, genetic, genic, handed down, heritable, in the blood, inborn, inbred, incarnate, indigenous, inheritable, inherited, innate, instinctive, instinctual, matroclinous, native, native to, natural, natural to, organic, patrimonial, patroclinous, physical, plasmatic, plasmic, primal, protoplasmic, temperamental, traditional, transferable, transmissible, willed