hereditary vs transmissible what difference

what is difference between hereditary and transmissible

English

Etymology

From Latin hereditarius, from hereditas ‘inheritance’, from heres ‘heir’

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /həˈɹɛdɪt(ə)ɹi/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /həˈɹɛdɪˌtɛɹi/
  • Hyphenation: he‧red‧i‧ta‧ry

Adjective

hereditary (comparative more hereditary, superlative most hereditary)

  1. Passed on as an inheritance, by last will or intestate.
  2. Of a title, honor or right: legally granted to somebody’s descendant after that person’s death.
    Duke is a hereditary title which was created in Norman times.
  3. Of a person: holding a legally hereditary title or rank.
    hereditary rulers
  4. Of a disease or trait: passed from a parent to offspring in the genes
    Haemophilia is hereditary in his family.
  5. (mathematics) Of a ring: such that all submodules of projective modules over the ring are also projective.

Synonyms

  • inhereditary

Antonyms

  • nonhereditary

Derived terms

Related terms

  • see heir

Translations

Noun

hereditary (plural hereditaries)

  1. A hereditary ruler; a hereditary peer in the House of Lords.

See also

  • congenital

Anagrams

  • erythraeid


English

Adjective

transmissible (comparative more transmissible, superlative most transmissible)

  1. Able to be transmitted.
    1. (medicine) Capable of being transmitted from one person to another; contagious.

Related terms

  • transmittable

Derived terms

Translations


French

Pronunciation

Adjective

transmissible (plural transmissibles)

  1. transmissible, transmittable

Derived terms

  • maladie sexuellement transmissible

Further reading

  • “transmissible” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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