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synonyms for hereditary

  • genetic
  • inborn
  • transmitted
  • ancestral
  • bequeathed
  • family
  • genealogical
  • handed-down
  • heritable
  • inbred
  • inheritable
  • inherited
  • lineal
  • maternal
  • paternal
  • patrimonial
  • traditional
  • transmissible
  • willed
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  • acquired
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How to use hereditary in a sentence

The PIEZ01 and PIEZ02 genes that Patapoutian discovered have also been implicated in a number of hereditary diseases involving proprioception.
NOBEL PRIZE AWARDED TO RESEARCHERS WHO PARSED HOW WE FEEL TEMPERATURE AND TOUCHCLAIRE MALDARELLIOCTOBER 4, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Much of this unwritten Constitution had deep roots in hereditary political powers of kings and noblemen.
THE STORY BEHIND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE'S MOST MEMORABLE LINEAKHIL REED AMARMAY 7, 2021TIME
He didn’t want to go through that again, and he didn’t want to subject his children to it in case the bad reaction was hereditary.
SMALLPOX ‘VIRUS SQUADS’ AND THE MANDATORY VACCINATIONS UPHELD BY THE SUPREME COURTGILLIAN BROCKELLAPRIL 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Some are questioning whether the institution can possibly survive the fallout of this interview—that claims of racism at the highest levels of the family will hasten the replacement of the monarchy with a non-hereditary head of state.
MEGHAN AND HARRY’S INTERVIEW WON’T END THE MONARCHY. BUT A RECKONING IS COMINGDAN STEWARTMARCH 9, 2021TIME
Hereditary legislation in the twentieth century and the most civilized country in the world!
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Membership in the Virginia Council was considered a position of the greatest prestige and was almost an hereditary position.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
Being the hereditary Datto, the inhabitants of the valley generally sympathized with him, at least passively.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
This the chapel owes to the residence of the royal family, whose passion and talent for music are hereditary.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
No family history of epilepsy, insanity, nervous or other hereditary disorders in 59 per cent.
A STATISTICAL INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND TREATMENT OF EPILEPSYALEXANDER HUGHES BENNETT
The only body which was competent to take away from the children of Maria Theresa their hereditary rights was the Comes.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
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WORDS RELATED TO HEREDITARY

  • built-in
  • congenital
  • connatural
  • hereditary
  • inborn
  • inbred
  • ingrained
  • inherent
  • inherited
  • native
  • natural
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