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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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Secondly, as like as many of widespread illness, the knowing about hereditary defect in illness will give us precise sight about illness mechanism.
Medium chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (MCAD) deficiency is the most common hereditary defect of fatty acid oxidation in humans.
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.

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