hereditarian
noun Date: 1881 an advocate of the theory that individual differences in human beings can be accounted for primarily on the basis of genetics • hereditarian adjective

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  • hereditarian — [hə red΄i ter′ē ən] n. a person who accepts the theory that heredity is of overriding importance in determining individual characteristics hereditarianism n …   English World dictionary

  • hereditarian — hereditarianism, n. /heuh red i tair ee euhn/, n. 1. a person who believes that differences between individuals or groups, including moral and intellectual attributes, are predominantly determined by genetic factors (opposed to environmentalist) …   Universalium

  • hereditarian — he·red·i·tar·i·an hə .red ə ter ē ən n an advocate of the theory that individual differences in human beings can be accounted for primarily on the basis of genetics hereditarian adj he·red·i·tar·i·an·ism ē ə .niz əm n …   Medical dictionary

  • hereditarian — 1. noun One who advocates hereditarianism 2. adjective of, or relating to hereditarianism …   Wiktionary

  • hereditarian — n. supporter of the theory that individual characteristics and attributes are genetically determined adj. supporting the theory that individual characteristics and attributes are genetically determined …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hereditarian — [hɪˌrɛdɪ tɛ:rɪən] adjective relating to or denoting the theory that heredity is the primary influence on human characteristics. noun an advocate of such a view. Derivatives hereditarianism noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • hereditarian — he·red·i·tar·i·an …   English syllables

  • hereditarian — he•red•i•tar•i•an [[t]həˌrɛd ɪˈtɛər i ən[/t]] n. 1) bio ter a person who believes that differences between individuals or groups are predominantly determined by genetic factors 2) cvb gen characteristic of or based on such belief • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • hereditarian — hə̇ˌredəˈterēən, heˌ noun ( s) Etymology: hereditary + an : an advocate of hereditarianism …   Useful english dictionary

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