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Topic: BIOLOGY


hereditary

adjective
     
he‧red‧i‧ta‧ry
1HBM a quality or illness that is hereditary is passed from a parent to a child before the child is born [↪ genetic]
2 British EnglishSSF a hereditary position, rank, or title can be passed from an older to a younger person in the same family, usually when the older one dies:
a hereditary peer
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