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hereditary

1. of, relating to, or denoting factors that can be transmitted genetically from one generation to another
2. Law
a. descending or capable of descending to succeeding generations by inheritance
b. transmitted or transmissible according to established rules of descent
3. Maths Logic
a. (of a set) containing all those elements which have a given relation to any element of the set
b. (of a property) transferred by the given relation, so that if x has the property P and xRy, then y also has the property P
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In some patients, hyperlipoproteinemia is the result of a primary hereditary defect in the synthesis or degradation of lipoprotein particles.
To counter the hereditary defect, the child's doctors stitched copies of a normal gene into a group of her white cells in the laboratory.
A hereditary defect in synthesis of a crucial blood protein in mice, which constitutes a disease similar to beta thalassemia in humans, has been corrected by the transfer of the corresponding human gene into mouse reproductive cells.
Exceptions include cases of rape, incest, or when a severe hereditary defect is found in the fetus or the woman's health could be in danger.
Hereditary defect of the sacrum and coccyx with anterior sacral meningocele.
2002b), is a hereditary defect that is described as occurring in Brown Swiss cattle (GEORGES et al.

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