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adjective as in hereditary

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Starting around that time, inherited sets of gene variants became increasingly similar in ancient individuals found in central, eastern and southern regions of sub-Saharan Africa, the researchers report.

Just as it is inappropriate for the rich to feel pride in their inherited wealth, so too is it inappropriate for anyone to feel pride in their inherited race.

The company uses genetic data to advise patients about inherited health risks and connects them to health counselors to help them respond to those risks.

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I inherited the Arnold Family Thunder ThighsTM, which was a source of frequent teasing and distress for me as a child.

Undoubtedly, the enormous inherited fortunes of the aristocracy facilitated a certain eccentricity.

When Acton died in 1953, no will was found and his estate was inherited by Harold.

Beacci, who had inherited nothing from her lover, had assumed his son would make provisions for her in his will.

He inherited vast estates worth some £30m, all of which he sniffed, snorted and smoked away.

A great-granddaughter of Fragonard, she seems to have inherited his talent; Corot and Renoir forcibly appealed to her.

He had two children, a boy and a girl, who inherited the northern and southern ranches in equal shares.

Power, and inherited influence, and exalted social position have a deadly insinuation.

Her mother had inherited a small fortune from Agnes' grandma and this Barr had sought to secure.

He inherited in exaggerated degree his mother's highly strung nervous nature.

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On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to inherited, such as: rooted, congenital, connate, genetic, handed-down, and inborn.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.