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hereditary

he·red·i·tar·y

hereditary

 
pronunciation:
h re dih teI ri
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having to do with characteristics that are passed or could be passed from parent to offspring.
My red hair and blue eyes are hereditary.Doctors like to know your family history because some illnesses are hereditary.
definition 2: having to do with money, property, or title that is inherited by law.
He spent all of his hereditary wealth and had to get a job.
derivation: hereditarily (adv.)