June 10, 2021
Learner's Word of the Day
hereditary /həˈrɛdəˌteri/ Brit /həˈrɛdətri/ adjective
/həˈrɛdəˌteri/ Brit /həˈrɛdətri/
Eye color is hereditary.
Eye color is hereditary.
Learner's definition of HEREDITARY

1 : passed or able to be passed from parent to child before birth

  • hereditary traits/diseases

  • He suffers from a rare hereditary condition.

2 a formal : passing from a person who has died to that person's child or younger relative

  • The position is hereditary. [=inherited]

  • a hereditary monarchy

2 b formal : holding a position or title that was passed on from your parent or an older relative

  • a hereditary ruler/monarch

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