nonhereditary
nonhereditary onhereditary adj. Not inheritable through genetic transmission. Opposite of {inheritable}, and {heritable}. [Narrower terms: {acquired, nurtural}; {congenital, inborn, innate ]

Syn: nontransmissible, nonheritable, noninheritable. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • nonhereditary — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • nonhereditary — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • nonhereditary — adjective Not hereditary; not passed down by inheritance …   Wiktionary

  • nonhereditary — non·he·red·i·tary hə red ə .ter ē adj not hereditary …   Medical dictionary

  • nonhereditary — adj. not hereditary, cannot be passed down by the genes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nonhereditary — non•he•red•i•tar•y [[t]ˌnɒn həˈrɛd ɪˌtɛr i[/t]] adj. not hereditary; not able to be passed through the genes from a biological parent to offspring …   From formal English to slang

  • nonhereditary — adjective not acquirable by inheritance • Syn: ↑nontransmissible • Similar to: ↑noninheritable, ↑nonheritable * * * adj …   Useful english dictionary

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  • acquired nurtural — nonhereditary onhereditary adj. Not inheritable through genetic transmission. Opposite of {inheritable}, and {heritable}. [Narrower terms: {acquired, nurtural}; {congenital, inborn, innate ] Syn: nontransmissible, nonheritable, noninheritable.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • congenital inborn innate — nonhereditary onhereditary adj. Not inheritable through genetic transmission. Opposite of {inheritable}, and {heritable}. [Narrower terms: {acquired, nurtural}; {congenital, inborn, innate ] Syn: nontransmissible, nonheritable, noninheritable.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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