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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - That can be acquired as a bequest

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  • A trait or disease is called heritable if monozygotic twins are more similar to each other than dizygotic twins.
  • As evolution is defined as heritable allelic changes over time, if sufficient time does not pass, evolution may not happen.
  • Bouchard and colleagues used the words "heritable" and "heritability" to describe their results.
  • "heritable" should never be used so casually in a New York Times article, for the very simple reason that it does not mean what non-scientists think it means. for more
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