[ US /ˌɪnˈhɛɹətɪd/ ]
[ UK /ɪnhˈɛɹɪtɪd/ ]
  1. occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
    genetically transmitted features
    an inherited disease
    familial traits
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How To Use inherited In A Sentence

  • Alcohol abuse can be inherited but researchers had found few genes directly linked to it. The Sun
  • In addition to receiving the best education that the South could offer blacks at that time, Ella inherited a powerful sense of service that made her civil rights efforts extraordinarily unselfish and untiring.
  • The scientists cannot say if the "hominin" was male or female, but adopted the name tag "X-woman" because the discovery was based on maternally inherited DNA. The Earth Times Online Newspaper
  • Hart's good - bad man was always an outsider, always one of the disinherited.
  • We are entering a new era of genetic medicine in which it is becoming possible to profile all people for their inherited risk of disease. Times, Sunday Times
  • She is surrounded by the native wild ageratum, Conoclinium coelestinum inherited with the property and planted with bronze carex self sown seedlings. First Frost Of Fall « Fairegarden
  • Six months later their two sons inherited their parents' fortune as sole beneficiaries.
  • Current thinking is that some patients have inherited a predisposition to develop thyrotoxic periodic paralysis under the right set of circumstances. NYT > Home Page
  • Epidermolysis bullosa is a group of rare, inherited bullous disorders characterized by blister formation in the epidermal layer secondary to mechanical trauma.
  • My mother has inherited the photographs of her oldest friend who died aged 93 without any blood kin. Times, Sunday Times
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