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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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53 Bt cotton is a hereditarily altered variety of the plant that includes qualities of a bug spray.
This definition is obviously analogous to the classical definition of primitive recursion when formulated for hereditarily finite sets.
As explained by Motoki Yasuo, the samurai emerged during this time as professional warriors, which distinguished them from other troops who were normally conscripts, who wielded political power which was passed on hereditarily.
This linkage "rem[ade] undesirables into the hereditarily unfit and elevat[ed] exclusion to a matter of national and racial health.
Poverty is highly correlated to intelligence and education, and poverty tends to be hereditarily persistent.
Deaf herself, Kusters began her ethnographic study of a shared signing community in the Akan village of Ghana in 2008, where hereditarily deaf and hearing people coexist.
People continued to be held responsible for their maladies, either personally or hereditarily, for several hundred more years.
The head of the household transmits his cultivation areas hereditarily to his descendants, but in order to sell the land, he must inform the community or the leader.
On the other hand, the indigenous social system provided commoners, singly or as dala lineage groupings, with certain opportunities to elevate their politico-ritual rank by virtue of forceful (keveka nona 'big head', literally 'determined mind') defence of claims to ritual prowess to which they are not hereditarily entitled--a process termed kobala.
In the latter what happens is the possible occurence of accidental accelerations or retardations of development, resulting in large physical and psychological differences, which, however, does not signify that one of these is hereditarily superior or inferior.
The politicians of the aristocracy who are mostly hereditarily privileged politicos are crying hoarse of democracy and the rule of law.
Only a few may have had the problem passed down genetically or hereditarily.