Definition of inheritable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈherɪtəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈherɪtəbl//
(biology) Genetic engineering
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(of a feature or disease) capable of being passed from a parent to a child in the genes inheritable characteristics See related entries: Genetic engineering Word Originlate Middle English (formerly also as enheritable): from Anglo-Norman French enheritable ‘able to be made heir’, from Old French enheriter, from late Latin inhereditare ‘appoint as heir’, from Latin in- ‘in’ + heres, hered- ‘heir’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: inheritable