inherited
inherited inherited adj. (Genetics) tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity; as, an inherited disease.

Syn: familial, genetic, hereditary, transmitted, transmissible. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • inherited — index born (innate), genetic, hereditary, innate, native (inborn), traditional Burton s Legal Thesauru …   Law dictionary

  • inherited — hereditary, inborn, inbred, innate, congenital Analogous words: transmitted, conveyed (see CARRY): generated, en gendered, bred (see GENERATE) Contrasted words: acquired, gained, obtained, gotten (see GET) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inherited — [adj] hereditary congenital, connate, genetic, handed down, inborn, inbred, innate, in the blood, in the genes, passed down, rooted; concept 549 …   New thesaurus

  • inherited — adjective occurring among members of a family usually by heredity an inherited disease familial traits genetically transmitted features • Syn: ↑familial, ↑genetic, ↑hereditary, ↑transmitted, ↑transmissi …   Useful english dictionary

  • inherited — in|her|it|ed [ ın herıtəd ] adjective 1. ) an inherited disease or quality is one that your parents passed to you through their genes: inherited characteristics such as blood group 2. ) inherited money or property has been given to someone when… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inherited — UK [ɪnˈherɪtɪd] / US [ɪnˈherɪtəd] adjective 1) an inherited disease or quality is one that is passed on through the genes inherited characteristics such as blood group 2) inherited money or property has been given to someone when the previous… …   English dictionary

  • Inherited — Inherit In*her it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inherited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inheriting}.] [OE. enheriten to inherit, to give a heritage to, OF. enheriter to appoint as an heir, L. inhereditare; pref. in in + hereditare to inherit, fr. heres heir. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inherited — adj. Inherited is used with these nouns: ↑characteristic, ↑disease, ↑disorder, ↑tradition, ↑trait, ↑wealth …   Collocations dictionary

  • inherited — adjective Obtained via an inheritance …   Wiktionary

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