Definition of Inherited

1. Adjective. Occurring among members of a family usually by heredity. "Genetically transmitted features"

Definition of Inherited

1. Verb. (past of inherit) ¹

2. Adjective. Obtained via an inheritance ¹

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Definition of Inherited

1. inherit [v] - See also: inherit

Medical Definition of Inherited

1. Derived from a preformed genetic code present in the parents. Contrast with acquired. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inherited

inherent power
inherent powers
inheritance powder
inheritance tax
inheritance taxes
inherited (current term)
inherited albumin variants
inherited character
inherited disease
inherited disorder
inherited wealth

Literary usage of Inherited

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication by Charles Darwin (1899)
"It is obvious that a variation which is not inherited throws no light on the derivation of species, nor is of any service to man, except in the case of ..."

2. Structure & Growth of the Mind by Sir William Mitchell (1907)
"The property of being inherited specifies this general meaning, and marks a group that may conveniently be called instincts proper, or pure instincts. ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1922)
"Section 19 of that act materially revised the restrictions respecting lands of living allottees, and section 22 dealt with the alienation of inherited lands ..."

4. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1914)
"Hemophilia in Horses That blood-vessel breaking in race horses is an inherited character is argued by JB Robertson in the Bloodstock Breeders' Review (II, ..."

5. The Writings of Mark Twain [pseud.] by Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner (1889)
"I had no pedigree, no inherited title; so in the king's and nobles' eyes I was mere dirt; the people regarded me with wonder and awe, but there was no ..."

6. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1900)
"... explained by variations not supervening at an early age, and being inherited at a corresponding age— RUDIMENTARY ORGANS : their origin explained—Summary ..."

7. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1903)
"The owner of an undivided sixth part of real estate thereafter inherited one-fifth of another undivided sixth interest therein. ..."

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