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inheritance in Microbes, genetics, biochem topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinheritancein‧her‧i‧tance /ɪnˈherətəns/ ●○○ noun  1 [countable, uncountable]BFGET money, property etc that you receive from someone who has died Lucinda has to fight for her life and her inheritance in this gripping novel.2 [uncountable] physical or mental qualities that you inherit from your family Our genetic inheritance cannot be changed.3 [uncountable]SHPAST ideas, skills, literature etc from the past that influence people in the present ideas that have become part of our cultural inheritance
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inheritanceGarth doesn't work; he just lives off his inheritance.our literary inheritance